Set German keyboard layout on command line

sed -i 's/XKBLAYOUT="us"/XKBLAYOUT="de"/' /etc/default/keyboard
setupcon --force

The first line makes the necessary changes in the file that is responsible for the global keyboard layout. The second line applies the change to the current console.

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I am a computational linguist, teacher of computer science and above all a huge fan of LaTeX. I use LaTeX for everything, including things you never wanted to do with LaTeX. My latest love is lilypond, aka LaTeX for music. I'll post at irregular intervals about cool stuff, stupid hacks and annoying settings I want to remember for the future.