I'm using Lubuntu 13.10 and I'm trying to type Tamil characters in LibreOffice Writer
I could see the iBus icon in the system tray and I could change the keyboard layout from English - English (US) to Tamil - phonetic (m17n) by using super + space keys or by clicking on the iBus icon from the system tray.
I couldn't type in Tamil even after changing the layout to Tamil - phonetic (m17n)
I also tried the layouts Tamil - tamil99, Tamil - itrans (m17n) etc. But I couldn't type a single Tamil character...
I wish to type in Tamil in my Instant Messengers, Browser, Writer etc.