I have a setup where my keyboard-layout won't work in i3 using Synergy (Swedish). When I switch from i3 to Mate there's no problem with the keyboard (still using Synergy).

Synergy server
Windows 10 64bit. Swedish language

Synergy client
Ubuntu Mate 64bit. Swedish language running i3. The swedish special characters like å ä ö won't work.

  • Do äöå work in i3 without synergy? – njsg Aug 22 '16 at 17:44
  • Yes it does @njsg – Eric Hermansson Aug 23 '16 at 6:14

There is probably an i3 way of setting the right keyboard layout but, since I've never used i3, I can't help with that. A more generic approach is to use setxkbmap:

setxkbmap se

You can either run the command manually, or add it to i3's startup file. Alternatively, you could also put it in ~/.profile.

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    Thanks for your answer. I've tried that already, setxkbmap se and for some reason that's not the correct layout @terdon – Eric Hermansson Aug 23 '16 at 6:16

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