How do I add the korean keyboard typing system? I'm currently usins ubuntu 11.10.
I have tried adding the korean keyboard under setting>keyboard layout, but It doesn't allow me to type in korean.
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I tried to find the answer to this last night and I got the same problem as you have. I having been trying again this morning. Is this what you want to do?
ㅂㅈㄷㄱ쇼 that is qwerty. Here is what I did:
1) Use System Settings>Language Support to select IBUS as the Keyboard Input Method System.
2) Use Ubuntu Software Centre to install
3) Shut down and restart.
This should put a second keyboard icon in the top panel.
Click on it and select Preferences. Go to the Input Method tab and select Korean. Click Add.
Now when you click on this second keyboard icon you can select Korean and a Korean icon will appear.
You can activate or deactivate the keyboard switching method by using Ctrl+Space.
Now if only I knew some Korean I could show off my success.
By the way this should work for Chinese as that is the other input method option.
In the Unity Launcher, type in input. You will see a few options.
First go to Language Support. You should be able to select different formats to add to you profile by clicking "Install/Remove Languages".
After you have done this, you should be able to toggle between english and korean at the top right of your screen, next to your time and volume control.
If you are still having issues, type in Input once again from the unity launcher, and start
From there, I would also go to "Input Method Switcher"
Best of Luck!
It's 2021 and the instructions have changed again.
To type in Korean, you can now hit Super + Space to swap between languages. The input method will also appear in your tray bar.
If these instructions change again, Linuxreviews.org should have the latest: https://linuxreviews.org/HOWTO_get_Korean_input_on_Ubuntu
Also, if you get confused, here's a video guide.
지 금 한국어 를 쓸 수있지 만 the spacing seems uncontrollable, so the syllables are breaking incorrectly. I wanted the first two symbols together, one word, meaning "now," but the input method kept splitting them apart.
At any rate, I had the same problem as Jorge, and already had steps 1-3 in Jame's response completed without any effect.
His answer inspired me to do the following, which got me to able to access Korean input, albeit with the problem identified above.