I'm on Ubuntu 18.04. To install Avro I first downloaded the latest version(avro_2.1-3_all.deb) from github using command

$ wget "https://github.com/ugcoder/avro/releases/download/v2.1/avro_2.1-3_all.deb"

Then installed:

$ sudo dpkg -i avro_2.1-3_all.deb

Then finally ran these command:

$ sudo apt-get install -fy
$ ibus restart

Before these download and installation, I entered "Language Support" and ensured that the box for Bangla is ticked in "Installed language". Also ensured that Keyboard input method id IBus.

Now once avro is installed, I went to settings and added Bengali(Avro Phonetic)" as input source.

Now I opened LibreOffice Writer switched to Avro using super+space. Everything was set, only all that is coming are English letters. Same happened on gedit, same happening now: I wrote this whole question with Avro selected!

What's happening?

To enquire, I checked to keyboard layout of Avro Phonetic. Surprisingly avro's keyboard layout is identical to English(US)! I then manually downloaded the avro fonts and copied them to /usr/share/fonts/truetype and restarted my PC. The result is same. Now what can I do to write Bangla with Avro?

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    I followed this link to to install avro: askubuntu.com/questions/1035875/installing-avro-in-18-04-lts – Anik Samiur Rahman Sep 22 '18 at 6:20
  • Update: I've removed Avro 2.1-3 using "$ sudo apt-get purge avro" then reinstalled Avro 2.0-1 following the installation procedure given in avro github page. The result is same, I still can't write Bangla with Avro! – Anik Samiur Rahman Sep 22 '18 at 6:30
  • Is ibus showing up in the notification menu? Does the icon change to avro icon when you press super+space? Are you sure that the shortcut for toggling is super+ space? Check ibus settings – Archisman Panigrahi Sep 22 '18 at 6:55
  • Archisman Panigrahi: Yes, Avro appears in notification menu when I press super+space. I used avro before in this PC. For a reason I had to reinstall Ubuntu 18.04. It worked perfectly in the previous installation. Dunno why now its causing problem. – Anik Samiur Rahman Sep 22 '18 at 7:22
  • Have you selected the Keyboard input method system to "ibus"? – hmhsl Nov 1 '18 at 22:14

try this command and then restart ibus. Restart your PC if needed.

rm ~/.candidate-selections.json
ibus restart

I faced the same thing. In my case, I uninstalled Bangla from Language input source. Unistalled Avro too. Then Reinstalled Avro from here. Then do the things stated below.

Just click on Bangla(Bangladesh) Like this Image and a new window will come.

Select Avro Phonetic from there. Like this one I think it will fix the thing!


You may have run into a bug, which now has been fixed.

Avro Phonetic has recently been made available to Ubuntu users via an official package, which includes that bugfix.

To install it:

sudo apt install ibus-avro

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