I just configured my keyboard to be US International. Now I get the text ‘USA’ in the Notification Area. I never seen this before and I want it gone. I can remove the default USA keyboard configuration and then it’s gone. But after a reboot it’s back again.
I’ve runned against this in the past as well… It happens only if I have two Keyboard Layouts defined, in my case was US English and Portuguese. I defaulted Portuguese and removed the other options and it doesn’t show anymore.
Just open ‘gnome-control-center’ (normal user) hit ‘Keyboard’ option and under layouts remove all the layouts you don’t use and leave just the primary (the one you want to use), and the applet never bugs you again. That’s how I handled the issue.
That is what I normally did. But the USA layout keeps returning after deletion, making me have 2 layouts and thus the indicator shows up :s I never had this before and I configured all my previous installs the same.