Country flags in the language indicator (Mate)

Country flags in the language indicator (Mate)

I’m sure many Linux users who prefer the Mate environment wanted the system tray to display not as letter abbreviations, but as country flags.Firstly, it is more beautiful (although the taste and color, as you know…), and secondly, you no longer need to look closely at this indicator if you have a narrow panel, a small screen or both.
Let’s look at how to put flags in Mate. In other systems, the principle will be the same (small differences still exist).

Country flags in the language indicator (Mate)

So, first we need to prepare the appropriate directory, where the system will “look” in search of graphical files for indicators. In the terminal:

mkdir -p ~/.icons/flags
Next, in this directory we need to move, in fact, files with images of flags of countries. In latest versions of Linux Mint flags already in the system, but lie a little not where we need. Let’s execute the command:
ln -s /usr/share/iso-flag-png/* ~/.icons/flags
Now all we have to do is activate the setting. Run in the terminal:
gsettings set org.mate.peripherals-keyboard-xkb.indicator show-flags “true”
That’s it!

Country flags in the language indicator (Mate)

It is as easy to disable the display of flags as it is to enable: it is enough to change a single argument in the command:

gsettings set org.mate.peripherals-keyboard-xkb.indicator show-flags “false”
May the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!

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