Typing Characters from a Second Language with Debian-KDE

Goal: I wanted to be able to switch between German and English characters without the use of KDE's character selector, which grows laborious for long passages in a second language.

Enabling the Second Keyboard

Adding Debian locale

dpkg-reconfigure screenshot

Setting keymap to choose second language characters

New language icon on KDE toulbar

Using the Second Keyboard

The second language is now enabled in the system, but there is no way to select its characters from KDE.

How to select the second keymap

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