My system is set up with English as the system language but I and other users of the machine use various keyboard layouts within gnome. If a user does "lock screen", they have to type in their password again, and in this dialog they can click on the keyboard indicator to choose which keyboard layout to use when typing in the password. All good, everything works fine. But, in the main login screen (which looks very similar to this picture: http://www.debianadmin.com/images/etchkde/1.png ) there doesn't seem to be a way to choose the keyboard layout. It only accepts passwords if they're given in the qwerty layout. Is this an omission, or is it by design, is there any way to add an option to change the layout or at least an indicator to show what the keyboard layout is?
I realise that at this point there are no users logged in so it would have no idea which layouts to offer as a choice, maybe that's why?