Posted by: Rick Vanover
Administration, interoperability and integration, Linux desktops, Rick Vanover
Getting Started is Straightforward
Running JVKb on Demand
Because there is no install, we can launch the JVKb as needed. I opened up the HTML file and launched a pop-up keyboard, here is a Czech keyboard popping up on my CentOS Linux console in GNOME:
I also am able to access the JVKb within a VNC session, which would be helpful if the system is remote. Here is a Greek keyboard floating within a VNC session:
JVKb is not robust, but since it is free we should not complain too much. It would save time if it mapped over the sessions keyboard instead of relying on copy and paste. Also, all characters that appear may not be available in the virtual keyboards. The other limitation is that it cannot be launched or used within a terminal or SSH session.
This application is helpful in several different ways, but the missing character problem may also be a nuisance if you come across a password that is set to contain a character from the other language. Watch your remote installations for this.