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Intelligent Input Bus, Ubuntu's default and officially supported input framework.

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Chrome or chromium can not use ibus

I have ibus works fine in every apps (firefox, text editor) but not chromium or chrome After figured it out I will post here if someone else had a same problem Mine is ubuntu 18.04, zsh shell. Credit ...
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Ibus anthy and ibus mozc don't seem to work on either firefox and chrome in 22.04

I'm on a clean installation of ubuntu 22.04. I've successively tried mozc and anthy, and they both worked in every application I've tested except for firefox. I then tested on chrome, and they don't ...
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Ubuntu 22.04, iBus Chinese input doesn't work with Nvidia driver

In Ubuntu 22.04, with the default Nouveau driver, iBus Chinese input works fine. But with Nvidia driver (510 and 470 tested, maybe all of them), I can only input Chinese in Qt based applications and ...
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Cannot use input methods (iBus/fcitx) in WINE apps

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and KDE Plasma 5.18.8. Recently, I installed WeChat on Crossover 21 and found that I cannot input Chinese characters using iBus input method. When I click the text entry ...
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Scaling iBus as well as other windows

Note that the toolbar (after a 200% scaling) is 8mm high, but the iBus panel is as small as it, which is unacceptable. How to let it also scale? OS Details DPI: 96 Resolution: 2736x1824 Computer: ...
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Keyboard layout: iBus or System Settings?

My Kubuntu 21.10 installation worked fine with three input layouts defined: DE, NO, EN (US). I could change layouts by pressing both CTRL-keys simultaneously, and the current layout was displayed in ...
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How to install Chinese keyboard with IME suggestions?

I have Ubuntu Server 20.04.2 LTS VM on virtualbox. After trying multiple ways I am unable to have Chinese keyboard on vm. (I am using "ubuntu-20.04.2-live-server-amd64.iso" for my VM on ...
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Changing key of input method in ibus

I installed ibus and selected Marathi - itrans(m17n) as input method. It is working as expected. apt install ibus{,-m17n,,-gtk} im-config -y My question is how do I make a few minor changes to the ...
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How can I get ctrl+shift+e to shortcut to work in vscode?

I am using Ubuntu 21.10. When I am in vscode and I press Ctrl+Shift+e, the mapping does not get dispatched to vscode, and instead it types an underlined 'e' characters. I have looked at lots of posts ...
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Inscript Sanskrit keyboard layout in Ubuntu

I am in Ubuntu Studio and I need to use the Inscript Sanskrit keyboard layout. I have found phonetic Sanskrit in the keyboard settings, but the Inscript layout seems nowhere to be seen, not even in ...
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(18.04) Gedit and Calculator with a transparent background for more than an year and I can't fix it

For more than an year Gedit and Calculator are unusable due to having a transparent background. Example: gedit transparent background I have tried the suggestions here: Gedit has a transparent ...
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Open Bangla or avro phonetic not work on Ubuntu 21.10 cinnamon

I have upgraded ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 and it is found that avro phonetic bangla or open Bangla is not working on cinnaman but works fine in ubuntu, how can I install avro bangla or open bangla in ...
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Cannot load the desktop after adding Chinese input method

I have a problem which looks very similar to the problem described in this Discourse thread: Problems to add Chinese layout to Ubuntu 18.04 Basically, the desktop does not load after I input the ...
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Change Japanese(Anthy) Font in Gnome3

I'm trying to find a way to change the font used in Gnome3 when using the Japanese(Anthy) input method. I added Japanese(Anthy) as an Input Source under Settings -> Keyboard. I ran ibus-setup and ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Language Input fail to launch

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, ...
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Korean input works everywhere except TeXworks

I followed the instructions here to enable Hangeul (Korean) typing on my Ubuntu 20.04 installation using IBusHangul. Everything works perfectly fine except in TeXworks and TeXmaker. In both programs, ...
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Using unified Emoji in Ubuntu 20.04 Gnome

There are many styles of Emoji on Ubuntu 20.04, sometimes black and white, sometimes color, and Twitter's Emoji on Firefox It looks very fragmented If I want a unified Emoji, how do I set it
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IBus input not working in QT applications

I'm using Ubuntu 21.04. IBus Chinese (ibus-libzhuyin and ibus-libpinyin) works in all gnome applications but it doesn't work for any Qt applications like Anki. I've tried adding this in ~/.xprofile (I ...
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ibus-mozc not working on WSL2

I'm trying to get ibus-mozc to work under WSL2. So far I can switch to different inputs using the configured shortcut, but no candidate window is displayed as I type which prevents me from inputting ...
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How to hide the prompt-like thing when changing input source?

I am using ibus-avro on Ubuntu 20.04. I have 2 input sources: en, bn. I am using F8 to switch the sources. When switching, a large prompt-like thing (I don't know the exact term) is shown on screen. I ...
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Can't connect to IBus error

I'm trying to type Vietnamese in Ubuntu 20.04 with i3wm (with GNOME everything works fine) but I'm getting an error: "Can't connect to Ibus" when execute the following command: ibus list-...
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WPS very slowly when typing with ibus vietnamese

I have installed WPS Office 11.1.0.10161 from official website with .deb package. When I typing vietnamese by ibus-unikey iput method, it's very slowly to display what I typed. The problem occurred in ...
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How do I get traditional chinese input with pinyin on Ubuntu 20.04?

I'm trying to find a pinyin input method for traditional chinese that works on Ubuntu 20.04. A lot of similar questions on askubuntu are from around 9 years ago, and the answers no longer seem to ...
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ibus-typing-booster doesnt show up in input sources

I have installed Ibus-typing-booster for the first time and have tried logging out and rebooting I followed the stops as in the docs while adding new input source i could not find "Other (Typing ...
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IBus/settings keyboard layout interference in Kubuntu

I'm using KDE+Ubuntu and for switching keyboard layout from A<>B. I can use the IBus panel (handy, using shortcut) or the settings (System Settings > Hardware: Input Devices > Keyboard >...
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Automatic kanji conversion as you type for Japanese input?

I have Japanese input working on Ubuntu 20.04 via mozc, but one thing that I miss from my Macbook is the sleek convert-as-you-type feature. I currently have to press the spacebar after writing ...
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Can't type Japanese or Chinese on Ubuntu 20.04 with Ibus or Fcitx

Ever since installing Ubuntu 20.04 I've had trouble typing Japanese or Chinese. I've installed Japanese and Chinese languages under "Region & Language" and I've set the input method to ...
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Avro phonetic isn't working on Ubuntu 20.04 for bengali typing

I have installed avro from official ubuntu store ( also tried installing it by using sudo apt install ibus-avro ) Still not getting desire output. Please have a look at the first image If I choose ...
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Gnome: show alternate characters by a long press on a keyboard letter

On macOS devices, I love the feature of having alternate characters shown by a long press of any key (see screenshot attached). As I use a DVORAK US keymap on my loved Thinkpad, I do not have access ...
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Where are GTK_IM_MODULE and GTK_MODULES set?

When starting Eclipse for the first time in my Ubuntu 20.04, I got a warning (which actually seem to be 2 warnings) ***WARNING: Detected: GTK_IM_MODULE=xim. This input method is unsupported and can ...
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How to switch to full-width Latin characters with ibus-libpinyin?

I know it is possible to start writing in full-width characters when using ibus-libpinyin because I've done it by accident sometimes. Now I want to do it intentionally. How do I do that? What is the ...
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Disable ibus daemon when start

I want to diable ibus daemon when starts and I don't want use it.I use latest kubuntu version.How can I do it?
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IBus input methods can't work only in system search

I can type Chinese characters with IBus everywhere (gedit, vs-code...), BUT can't input in the system search (the search bar that appears after pressing the Left-Super key) only. After switch to some ...
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Vietnamese spell check

Spell check in Ubuntu doesn't work for Vietnamese tone marks. The spell check for 'có' is not the same as the spell check for 'có'. The first (typed with Ubuntu) has this unicode: 111 006F o ...
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Dead Keys Previews gone

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.1 with GNOME 3.36.3, using X11 and with IBus 1.5.22. When using spanish keyboard, dead keys used to show a preview of the selected accent to use. For example, I wanted to write &...
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How to add chinese input system in ubuntu 20.04?

I've been using ubuntu operating system for a long time from ubuntu 14.04 to ubuntu 20.04. I recently had to reinstall the operating system from scratch because I had a problem and could not find the ...
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A delete key doesn't work in a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 (inputs 0x007F instead)

After a complete, fresh reinstall of my computer from 18.04 to 20.04, I found that the delete key isn't deleting the next character but instead only inputting the 0x007F Unicode Delete character. This ...
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How to disable the full/half keyboard shortcut in chewing

I use the chewing input method, which when enabled includes a keyboard shortcut (Shift+SPACE) for toggling between full- and half-width character modes. I often trigger this keyboard shortcut by ...
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“Emoji Choice” popup (Ctrl-Shift-E) stopped working in 20.10

In previous versions of Ubuntu, one could press Ctrl-Shift-E in any text input area to activate the “Emoji Choice” popup – see, for example, these answers to “What does [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [e] do, ...
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Japanese Anthy output does not match keyboard characters

The first time I installed it was working as expected. But now the output is broken: If I type e it outputs い which is i in japanese If I type i it outputs に which is ni in japanese Any idea why is ...
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How do you disable ibus in 20.04?

How do you disable ibus in 20.04? The ~/.xinputrc "run_im none" override created by im-config and gnome-language-selector is no longer enough, ibus is still started and is active. I am aware ...
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Japanese input doesn't work on 20.04

On lubuntu 20.04, ibus-daemon doesn't start at beginning of any session. If start it on the cli, everything seems to work ps ux |grep ibus alain 1771 0.1 0.3 272376 25904 pts/1 Sl 23:06 ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 Sinhala wijesekara keyboard layout

I'm from Sri Lanka, I switched to Ubuntu 20.10 from Windows 10. I want to type my language, Sinhala with Unicode. the standard layout for this is a layout called "Wijesekara". I can't find ...
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How to type all Dutch letters (e.g. "ó") on using ibus + standard English keyboard? [duplicate]

How can one be able to type all contemporary letters in Dutch language on ubuntu or debian using ibus and a standard English qwerty keyboard? E.g., the letter "ó" in the word "vóór"...
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What happened to Ibus Emoji Typing in Ubuntu 20.04?

In the past few Ubuntu releases (and if my memory serves me right also in 20.04 at the beginning), I was able to insert emoji in every application by clicking ctrl + shift + e and then typing out the ...
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How to enable the level 3 key on a keypress on IBUS keyboard?

I am writing a m17n ibus regional language keyboard. I want my keys to have different chars for 3rd(AltGr) and 4th level of key press. I tried following the pa-jhelum keyboard, however my keyboard ...
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Keyboard shortcuts do not honor selected input source in some apps

I own a laptop with a French azerty keyboard, when I installed Ubuntu, I chose to use an azerty layout but otherwise setup the whole system in english. I then tried to plug my external keyboard which ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Ukrainian keyboard layout starts printing roman characters spontaneously

When I switched from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 I noticed that keyboard layout takes a bit of time to switch (1-3 seconds) unlike Ubuntu 16.04 where that change was instant. I decided to look for solutions ...
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ibus-ui-gtk3 hangul keyboard layout property panel window won't go away

I am running Xubuntu 20.04 on amd64. When I installed a Korean keyboard layout ("input method") through IBus, a small window appeared on my screen. Using xwininfo I found that this window ...
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Wrong input behavior with 2 input languages (Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS)

I installed a fresh version of ubuntu, with us and hungarian input added. I use the hu keyboard for messaging/browsing and the standard US layout for coding. Using the US layout, when I press Z it ...
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