I'm trying to figure out how the Chromium Browser sets up the default onscreen keyboard layout / locale on Debian (and general Linux OS as well).

Does Chromium Browser sniff the OS settings and/or ask it for locale information? Or does Chromium Browser ask the user for their preference?

I haven't found any helpful documentation specific to Chromium Browser, only some for Chromium OS. Are they similar in their implementation?

  • What gives you the impression that the browser knows (or cares) what the keyboard layout is? (I’m trying to understand what led to your question.) Commented Apr 15, 2019 at 20:44
  • I was under the impression that Chromium can supply an on-screen keyboard as an accessibility feature. The hardware we use does not have a keyboard; it has a touch screen so it has an on-screen keyboard. If you need to fill in a website text box on a touch screen, is that keyboard not provided by Chromium?
    – Wimateeka
    Commented Apr 16, 2019 at 13:29
  • I don’t think Chromium has its own on-screen keyboard; there are extensions which can provide one, but I suspect yours is provided by the desktop environment. Commented Apr 16, 2019 at 14:01


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