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How can I type Persian and English in Ubuntu 12.10?

And how can I switch between these two languages like Windows (Alt+Shift)?

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Do the Persian language have different characters than English, or it only differs on the structure? – Lucio Apr 1 '13 at 18:58
It seems to me that the answers given to this question might help you, once you have installed farsi language support and keyboard layout. – carnendil Apr 1 '13 at 19:03
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You need to add the Persian Keyboard layout. Click the + sign to add

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Choose the correct layout that suites you, and then click on Add

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Click on Options to choose the key combination that you want, in your case Alt+Shift

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+1 for having edited the screenshots for readability – don.joey Apr 1 '13 at 20:13

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