Adding more keyboard layouts/keymaps

First of all if any similar topic already exists or not for this part of forum, please feel free to redirect me to the correct one, thanks!

Now the problem:

I’m using several different keyboard layouts and one of them is missing the most usable keymap.
Namely: Georgian keyboard is only represented with 2 keymaps: MESS and ergonomic, however both are the least popular and the default one for that language is - Georgian (QWERTY):


Is there any way to manually add it?

P.S. I’m a total noob in EOS/Arch (previously only had some interaction with Pop_OS and Mint), so please go easy on me : ))

System specs:

OS: EndeavourOS Linux x86_64
Kernel: 6.0.8-arch1-1
Packages: 896 (pacman)
Shell: bash 5.1.16
DE: Xfce 4.16
WM: Xfwm4
WM Theme: Default
Theme: Adwaita-dark [GTK2], Arc-Darker [GTK3]
Icons: Qogir [GTK2/3]
Terminal: xfce4-terminal
Terminal Font: Source Code Pro 10

Thanks in advance.

Hello and welcome to the the club,
So far a personal map may tranform the existing keymap

If you want to add the default one, do not select a variant. This should normally add it (in the XFCE utility).
In Linux, we use ISO standards. We can list available variants for ge layout with:

localectl list-x11-keymap-variants ge

which provides this output:


To verify how your system is currently configured, run this in terminal:


Thanks for the replies.

localectl gives me the following:

System Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8
VC Keymap: us
X11 Layout: us

and localectl list-x11-keymap-variants ge:


So, no qwerty unfortunately.

If no other solution I’d go with creation of a custom keymap, tho it won’t be easy I suppose.

Found the solution :slight_smile:

It appears that if you only select “Georgian” it is indeed the Qwerty one : ))


So, that’s it, all good.

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Uh somehow missed that part initially : /
Thanks again!

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