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How do I enable writing in Indian languages?

I am looking for a step by step method for enabling write in indian languages (hindi and gujarati) in Ubuntu applications (browser, LibreOffice, Pidgin etc..). Could anyone please provide me a method ...
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“ctrl+space” has been bound to invoke some input method and does not work in Emacs or Eclipse auto-complete

In Emacs run in terminal, ctrl+space is a standard shortcut key to select region. But under Ubuntu 12.04, it will invoke some input method for non-English language. I was wondering if I can reserve it ...
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How do I input text in Tamil?

I would like to type a non-Latin script Language Tamil in Ubuntu 10.10 I have installed , iBUS , added all the tamil packages in synaptic , and installed tamil in Languages support , I still can't ...
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Using ALT + Keycode for accents?

In Windows, we can use ALT+Keycode (for example, 130) to get an e acute, but it does not work this way in Ubuntu/Debian. Is it possible to have the same keycodes work in Ubuntu?
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Display current layout (language code/country flag) in keyboard indicator

Just upgraded from 10.04 to 10.10, and the keyboard indicator applet no longer displays the two-letter country code for the active layout. This is terrible. Is this the default behaviour? Anyone ...
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How do I set the login manager to enable `change languages` at login?

How can I recompile the source to force the option to allow changing languages and keyboard layouts at login?
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1answer
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How can I switch languages like Windows

How can I switch languages like in Windows with Alt+Shift(L or R) or in any of Alt+Shift? I make it work to get the next languages but it didn't get back to main language without using Shift+L OR Alt+...
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How to type Malayalam in Ubuntu?

Is it possible to type Malayalam language in Ubuntu? If yes, what should I do to type Malayalam in Ubuntu?
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How do I switch to another language?

How do you switch Ubuntu to another (human) language without reinstalling it?
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Stabilizing characters like `< >`, `{ }` and `[ ]`

When the language layout is changed to a right to left language; in some standard editing places (e.g. the address bar of Google Chrome), characters like <, { and [ automatically become >, } and ...
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Keyboard language self switches

I'm on 13.10. I have an italian layout and sometimes while typing my layout self switches to soemthing different, and my modifiers (alt gr) do not work as expected anymore. I have to go to the ...
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2answers
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Custom key to toggle keyboard layout

I want to set the key to toggle the language of my keyboard to "`" but I don't have this option at "Keyboard Layout" in Unity, in Ubuntu 12.04. I have already seen this answer but it doesn't help me. ...
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What do the 4 keyboard input method systems mean?

I am trying to install another language support (in addition to the default US). Checking that language checkbox in "Install / Remove Languages..." wasn't too difficult. :) But now I want to add ...
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How can I type Japanese characters?

What is the way to be able to type Japanese characters? Could someone make a how-to in order to explain the few steps to get it?
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1answer
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Customizing the Compose key's behavior?

I'm trying to make it so that these compose sequences produce these characters: AA ==> Ä OO ==> Ö UU ==> Ü aa ==> ä oo ==> ö uu ==> ü I tried modifying my ~/.XCompose, and my ...
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2answers
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Shortcut to switch between different keyboard layouts (languages)?

Is there a shortcut for this, or can I create one? I'm running 12.04.
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2answers
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Chrome not accepting US international with dead keys keyboard 14.04

Using 14.04 with keyboard selected as 'US international with dead keys' as my keyboard layout option, (so that I may use characters from other languages) and the system accepts text input as you would ...
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Hindi keyboard not working properly in Ubuntu

I saw and followed the instructions in this post, but the Hindi didn't work properly, both in case of keyboard app (layout settings) and ibus. Here's the problem (people who know Hindi will be in ...
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How to enter Ge'ez alphabet (Tigrinyan language)

Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet. Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ...
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Switch language does not work on ubuntu 14

I am running ubuntu 14 with English and Hebrew enabled but switch language does not work. Mostly going back form Hebrew to English. After installing the additional language i set the hot-keys for ...
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IBS Chinese pinyin input candidates appear at bottom of screen

So I got ibs pinyin working on Ubuntu, but the input candidates appear at the bottom of my screen not near the cursor where they're supposed to. This is quite annoying as you gotta look in two ...