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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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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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“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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How do I switch to another language?

How do you switch Ubuntu to another (human) language without reinstalling it?
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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 ...
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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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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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How to type in two languages?

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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Input language switching keys only accept shift-alt instead of alt-shift [closed]

On my Ubuntu UNR install, for some reason, I'm only able to switch the input language if I press Shift and then Alt. This is quite the opposite of what usually works -- on Windows and other ...
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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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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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A better input method for Chinese in Emacs?

I would like to type Chinese in Emacs. I followed this link, and tried several input methods including chinese-py. It seems that, unlike normal IME of an operation system, it is not possible to type ...
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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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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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Adding Google input tools for ubuntu [duplicate]

For easy typing in Tamil I need Google input tools. I don't know how to install it. I found information about downloading the key from Google's website but downloading was unsuccessful. Cab you help ...
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unable to set input method as ibus in gnome-language-selector

I want to be able to type in Hindi and want to set input method as ibus in gnome-language-selector window as shown on this blog http://www.pinyinjoe.com/images/ubuntu/1104/Language-Support.jpg How ...