So I have installed Chinese and Japanese in addition to the default English input. After my first installation both appeared to work correctly, i.e. the Japanese input would register hiragana input, with kanji suggestions next to my input. However after I restarted my machine, even when I switched to my Chinese/Japanese input method, English is the only option. What have I done wrong? Any suggestion to what I can do? Thank you very much

edit: as suggested, running gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources sources returns [('xkb', 'us'), ('ibus', 'pinyin'), ('ibus', 'mozc-jp')]

Switched to Chinese keyboard, still can't type in Chinese

  • Please edit your question and show us what this terminal command outputs: gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources sources Sep 15, 2021 at 9:12
  • @GunnarHjalmarsson thank you for the edit suggestion, this is my first time posting on Stack Exchange so I apologize for the lack of attention.
    – Mirai
    Sep 19, 2021 at 8:32
  • Then can you also show us what these commands output: 1. env | grep -E 'XMOD|_IM' 2. dpkg-query -W ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 Sep 19, 2021 at 12:38
  • @GunnarHjalmarsson running 1 gives GTK_IM_MODULE=fcitx QT4_IM_MODULE=fcitx XMODIFIERS=@im=fcitx CLUTTER_IM_MODULE=fcitx QT_IM_MODULE=fcitx and 2 gives ibus-gtk:amd64 1.5.22-2ubuntu2.1 ibus-gtk3:amd64 1.5.22-2ubuntu2.1
    – Mirai
    Sep 20, 2021 at 2:16
  • Then open Language Support, change Keyboard input method system to "IBus", and reboot. Sep 20, 2021 at 3:07


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