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Custom keyboard layouts in Gnome

To complete the custom keyboard layout story (see the Cinnamon and the XFCE post), here’s the guide for enabling custom keyboard layouts in Gnome 3:

If you just want to use the german umlauts with an US keyboard, XKB already includes a layout for that. Gnome 3 just doesn’t show it by default. To get Gnome 3 to show it, install the gnome-tweak-tool, navigate to “Keyboard & Mouse” and enable the first checkbox, “Show extended input sources”. Now the “Region & Language” dialog shows the “German (US, with German letters)” layout.

To integrate a completely custom keyboard in Gnome 3, check the Cinnamon post, it works the same way in Gnome 3.

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