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I use Ubuntu 11.10 and Gnome environment.

I am able to type documents in Hindi by a method shown here. I installed ibus-m17n and ibus packages and have enabled support for Hindi language in gnome-language-selector.

I have following input methods enabled in the ibus preferences window:

  • Hindi inscript (m17n)
  • Hindi phonetic (m17n)
  • Hindi itrans (m17n)
  • Hindi remington (m17n)
  • Hindi typewriter (m17n)

Here is a screenshot of that screen:

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As you can see in this screenhot, these methods are available in the drop down menu of ibus.

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I open LibreOffice and press Ctrl + Space so that I can type in Hindi and it works.

When the input method is off as in this screenshot

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then I am able to type in Hindi with following kind of keyboard

/usr/share/m17n/hi-typewriter.mim

e.g. by pressing key H the letter gets typed, which is the expected behavior.

Now the problem is selecting the method phonetic.

Pressing the key H key results in again, which is not expected. As per my understanding the keymap for phonetic input method in this case is

/usr/share/m17n/hi-phonetic.mim

and given that input method phonetic is already selected (with phonetic selection) upon pressing the H key should get typed.

That means that selection of different input methods has no effect on typing.

So is ibus not working properly or did I miss something? How can I get the expected behavior when selecing different input methods in the ibus preference window?

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I am not sure but suspect this might be a ibus bug in Ubuntu.

Probably best to report it in launchpad and maybe try to test a later version of ibus.

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