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eekboard is a virtual keyboard (aka on-screen keyboard) software package, designed to be flexible and easy to use. For users, it provides a simple program called "eekboard" which works just like other virtual keyboards, though maybe it looks fancier. For developers, it provides a D-Bus protocol server and libraries to access. This allows developers to create custom clients which interact with other desktop technologies such as input methods, desktop keyboard settings, and accessibility.

How to test

  1. If not installed, then
    $ sudo yum install eekboard
  2. Now run eekboard
  3. Open any editor (gedit or kedit), switch keyboard layout and check whether your virtual keyboard is working or not

To open Inscript or any other m17n keymap just add its name in "Keyboard type:" input box. Steps to do that are

1. start eekboard

2. push left shift button (like ↑)

3. push a setup button at the bottom left corner

4. add "hi-inscript" to "Keyboard type:" (comma separated) e.g. hi-inscript,us. Note that this is fallback order and first keymap always get loaded as default.

5. Then restart the eekboard.

Expected Results