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I have just started using Ubuntu 11.04 (any Linux OS for that matter). I am trying to get Hindi phonetic typing option to work. so far I have not been able to figure it out. Can you tell me step by step how to do it.

I have already checked Hindi in language support, I have also tried getting m17n using terminal commands as suggested in similar forums, but it does not seem to work.

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First of all install or check that you have installed ibus-m17n.

sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n or using software center/synaptic. Then choose ibus as input method

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Launch Keyboard Input Method It will prompt for starting ibus if it isn't already started check yes:

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This will give you a additional keyboard indicator in the panel. Then go to Input Method tab and choose Hindi Phonetic as your input method and add it.

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