Features/Fast Language Switch


The way to fast switch between languages.


Current status

  • Targeted release: 0.96
  • Last updated: Fri Nov 18 19:33:30 UTC 2011
  • Percentage of completion: 0%

Detailed Description

Frame icon

The frame icon will contain two sections:

  • list of languages to fast switch to (with restarting Sugar Shell), all options need to have associated shortcuts to have the fastest switch;
  • list of languages to change current keyboard layout for, i.e., the visualization of Keyboard Control Panel section.

Set language on initial start

It will be useful to set the current language on initial Sugar start.


The set of language will be based on Language and Keyboard Control Panel sections.

Benefit to Sugar

This feature is important for multilingual communities when it is useful to have the fast way to switch between languages, e.g., people are all time speaking in several languages and educational process is also basing on multilingual culture.

The one example is Peru, when people are speaking in Spanish and several local languages.


New frame component.

UI Design

  • an icon for frame button

How To Test


User Experience

This entirely feature is optional.


Nothing except already existing dependencies.

Contingency Plan

Nothing special.


Is there upstream documentation on this feature, or notes you have written yourself? Has this topic been discussed in the mailing list or during a meeting? Link to that material here so other interested developers can get involved.

Release Notes

The Sugar Release Notes inform end-users about what is new in the release. An Example is 0.84/Notes. The release notes also help users know how to deal with platform changes such as ABIs/APIs, configuration or data file formats, or upgrade concerns. If there are any such changes involved in this feature, indicate them here. You can also link to upstream documentation if it satisfies this need. This information forms the basis of the release notes edited by the release team and shipped with the release.

Comments and Discussion