I have enabled the tamil keyboard in Ubuntu 14.04:

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I activated all the Tamil keyboards:

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none of the keyboards support real Tamil Typewriter layout.
like, in typewriter first we have to type then so that we will get ம்
but all the keyboard layout works in reverse, first we have to type then then only we get ம்

is there anyway to use the Real Typewriter method?

I installed ibus-m17n and got more tamil keyboard entries, but none of them works as original typewriter.

All other keyboard entries: enter image description here

Any other package should I try?


Install the ibus-m17n package and relogin. Then you will find a few additional Tamil input sources in Text Entry. Hopefully one of those, e.g. "Tamil (typewriter (m17n))", is what you are looking for.

  • Thanks @gunnar, I tried, but again, none of the keyboard works what I expected. – M.Kumaran Feb 6 '15 at 17:37
  • @M.Kumaran: Sorry to hear that. Hopefully someone else can provide more useful guidance. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Feb 6 '15 at 17:42

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