I installed the anthy keyboard for Japanese input, and now want to remove it, but it doesn't appear in the text entry sources list.

Anthy doesn't appear in Text Entry sources

But it still appears in the text entry sources in the upper right on the menu bar next to the time.

Menu Anthy listed

I tried uninstalling anthy itself using sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove anthy, thinking that would remove it from the list, but it still is there. How can I remove this layout (so I don't have to toggle through 4 choices every time)?

  • Try this: 1. Install the ibus-anthy package again. 2. Relogin. 3. Add IBus-Anthy in Text Entry. 4. Remove it in Text Entry. – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Sep 19 '17 at 11:02
  • I am curious why you have anthy on 16.04 (there should be only mozc). Update from 14.04, or installed by mistake? – user3169 Sep 20 '17 at 6:35
  • Yes, this is an upgrade from 14.04 @GunnarHjalmarsson Ok, I've reinstalled ibus-anthy but had to keep a process running so haven't had a chance to restart yet. I'll get back to you today once I get home and reboot it to try the next steps. – Alium Britt Sep 20 '17 at 9:43
  • @GunnarHjalmarsson Yes, this appears to have worked, although step 3 was unnecessary as Japanese (Anthy)(IBus) was already on the list. Could you put that comment as an answer so I can accept it? – Alium Britt Sep 20 '17 at 16:10
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    @AliumBritt: Great that it worked. Please feel free to put it as an answer yourself. It's perfectly fine to answer your own question. :) – Gunnar Hjalmarsson Sep 20 '17 at 16:27

From a comment by @GunnarHjalmarsson, I was able to resolve the issue with the following steps:

  1. Uninstall Anthy with sudo apt-get remove --auto-remove anthy.
  2. Install the IBus-Anthy package again with sudo apt-get install ibus-anthy.
  3. Relogin/Restart.
  4. (If not already there, add IBus-Anthy in Text Entry, which was unnecessary for me.)
  5. Remove IBus-Anthy in Text Entry.

Also coincidentally, my Japanese anthy keyboard started working correctly when I went to remove it, which just figures (I had installed Mozc because anthy wasn't working).

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