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

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Activating ibus-avro

I have installed ibus-avro using sudo apt install ibus-avro How do I activate it ? I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Apparently i need to change ibus preferences but i could not find the option. Thanks ...
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The list of input methods in ibus preference is not as exhaustive as in Gnome Settings > Region & Language

I recently switched to i3wm, so I have to select input methods using IBus Preferences. However, the input method that I used in Gnome isn't in the IBus Preferences list. How do I add the rest of the ...
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On screen keyboard doesn't change with language

I am using Ubuntu 20.04. I have installed two languages English and Korean. I turned on On Screen Keyboard. But when I change language to Korean and use the on screen keyboard, it still shows English ...
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.mim file not being shown on ibus-m17n language list

I have written my own IBUS table in a .mim file, and copied it to /usr/share/m17n Unfortunately, it doesn't show up on the language list. I based it on an already existing and working mim file, and ...
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Keyboard shortcurts work only with primary input source [duplicate]

I am having a weird problem. In Ubuntu 20.04 (upgraded from 19.10), I have two input sources: $ gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.input-sources mru-sources [('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'gr')] The problem ...
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Two gnome-sessions

I have two process gnome-session-binary running on my computer. One is running with my user and one is running with the gnome display manager user, they are running in different tty's. my user ...
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special character key comes with noname instead of letter on xev

KeyRelease event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x2600001, root 0x269, subw 0x0, time 25839746, (517,242), root:(622,350), state 0x0, keycode 254 (keysym 0x11f, (no name)), same_screen YES, ...
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19.10: How can I disable the default compose key combinations after enabling compose key?

I'm wanting to use compose key to be able to enter mathematical symbols, however I found trying to find prefixes difficult (to say the least) because of how many prefixes are used by the default ...
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A better input method for Sinhala?

I already tested out every Sinhala input method supported by ibus on ElementaryOS(5.1), but everyone of these lack support for most Sinhala words in transliteration method like Google input tools(Now ...
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Hangul Toggle Key on ibus is not working at Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Korean works though)

Apologize if there is a duplicate of this problem, I just haven't been able to find the right solution on google.. Anyways, Hangul Toggle Key is not working for me, which means there is no way to ...
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How do I get dead keys working?

I´d like to start by saying that i´ve searched other questions about this and none of the answers are working for me. I´m using the standard Ubuntu 18.4 (gnome I think?) loading off a memory stick ...
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dmenu doesn't respect GNOME 3 (iBus) layout switching in 19.04

I am using Ubuntu 19.04, GNOME 3.32 session under Xorg (not Wayland) and set up dmenu via the normal apt mechanism. GNOME is using iBus which is checked. Two keyboard layouts (ru and us) are installed....
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Chinese input methods not working in ubuntu mate 19.10

I had chinese input working on my ubuntu mate 18.04 desktop, and after updating to 19.10, the chinese input is broken. I've installed all the ibus and pinyin packages, and the hot keys indicate that ...
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“Japanese (Mozc)” does not show up as input method after clearing /var/lib/xkb

To get Japanese input, I installed Japanese language support, I installed IBUS-MOZC and then I could go into Settings/Region & Language/Input Source and "Japanese (Mozc)" popped up. Everything was ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 ibus does not change language with Alt+Shift

Because I needed Anthy I enabled ibus and anthy input method on Kubuntu 16.04LTS: And as seen in screenshot I use the Alt+Shift in order to change the input method. I also disabled the layouts ...
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Installing ibus-m17n

I want to install ibus-m17n for malayalam (Indian Regional language) in my system. I'd searched my ubuntu software system, but cant find ibus-m17n. please help
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adding a sanskrit keyboard using the setxkbmap command in terminal?

I'm trying to find an efficient way to type the correct roman transliteration of Sanskrit characters. This is done using a special keyboard that allows one to type diacritic marks in unicode. Standard ...
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IBus 1.5 seems fail in supporting Ubuntu 18?

I need IBus to type Vietnamese and Japanese so I installed engine ibus-bamboo and ibus-mozc for that need. However, none of engines actually work (even ibus-unikey is default engine for Vietnamese ...
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Where should I install software in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have an IME need to install but the owner doesn't offer file .deb nor repo to install. Instead of that, a zip file is all I got. Its instruction said I only need to run Install.sh to install. After ...
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ibus-mozc Japanese ime not show up in 18.04

I have logout and re-login, and even rebooted several times. But the Mozc IME not show up. The Ubuntu 18.04 is installed default with Chinese pinyin IME, I want to add a Japanese IME. Is there some ...
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Building and installing ibus-typing-booster on Ubuntu

Context I'm trying to install ibus-typing-booster for Hindi: Downloaded the source from https://github.com/mike-fabian/ibus-typing-booster/archive/2.6.4.zip Checked & satisfied all dependencies: ...
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Chinese input of IBUS and fcitx both stopped working

Recently the Chinese input on my Ubuntu 18.04 started having some issues. First I couldn't select any word in IBUS intelligent pinyin candidates list which prompts out usually every time when inputing ...
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How do you modify your ibus ime?

I wanted to use the esperanto ime, which allows me to type "ĉ" by typing "ch," however, I switch to esperanto changes my keyboard to qwerty and I want to use dvorak. How can I modify the ime to use ...
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Chinese Input Stopped working in ubuntu 18.04LTE

I had Chinese input with IBUS working for a long time. Recently the Chinese input started having some problems. When the problem occurred a week or two weeks ago, the input method works, shows the ...
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How to change ibus-m17n IME label on the language bar?

I want to change the IME name of IBus system. For Bangla the default name is Bengali (Unijoy(m17n)). Is there anyway to change that in another name to display in language bar? I use ubuntu 19.04.
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Compose key not working in Ubuntu 18.04

The compose key completely stopped working for me in Ubuntu 18.04 a couple of months ago. It’s happened before, but there has usually been a way of getting it to work again (e.g. restarting ibus), but ...
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Use Japanese keyboard with Cinnamon DE

I recently installed the latest LTS Ubuntu (18.04). I tried it, and installed Japanese keyboard (in addition of the French one). It worked perfectly, and I even had an AZERTY layout for my Japanese ...
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Avro Bangla keyboard is installed but not showing up language selection list to select on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

I could successfully installed and used Avro in my previous Ubuntu 18.02. This installation problem arises in Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. To install Avro, I am following the instructions from this thread: ...
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How to install avro in Ubuntu 18.10 [duplicate]

I used avro in 18.04 and 18.10 but after I have installed avro 18.10 I cannot install avro.
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Unable to type in Greek using iBus but can type Japaneese and English as well

Because I need to type in Japanese I switched my language input into iBus as seen in this question. But whilst I am able to type in Japanese and in English I am unable to type into Greek even if I ...
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Ubuntu Mate disable xkb and use iBus

In my computer I need keyboard language support for: English (US) Greek Japaneese Hence the anthy (that I am used from 16.04LTS) is an option for me. Recently I ugraded from Ubuntu 16.04LTS into 18....
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can't type Chinese on slack

I am relatively new to Ubuntu. I found out that I can't type Chinese in Slack but can elsewhere. Can't figure out why. Any one has the same problem? My ubuntu is 18.04
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Disable CTRL-SHIFT-U on 18.04.2. I uninstalled ibus and the combo still works?

I'd like to disable CTRL-SHIFT-U on 18.04.2. Currently, pressing CTRL-SHIFT-U within a text prompt will make an underlined u appear on the screen and pressing keys will not append text to the prompt ...
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mozc.xml <layout> what are the possible values?

My goal is simple: to get the same Kana input layout as Windows on a US English keyboard. By default, the Kana input layout of iBus Mozc is very different from that of Windows. After reading this ...
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Ibus not working on Kubuntu 18.04

I have installed Kubuntu 18.04 and I want to get a Chinese pinyin keyboard. I did the following sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 ibus-qt4 ibus-clutter sudo apt-get install ibus-pinyin ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 how to input Chinese tone marks? Hanyu pinyin is missing

I am trying to have the ability to input Chinese tones directly into text editor in Ubuntu 18.04. I have installed ibus-pinyin and ibus-m17n packages but I cannot find in Region&Language input ...
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ibus not working in Kubuntu 18.04 KDE Plasma

I have installed Kubuntu 18.04 (installed by kubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso), and I want to input Chinese. So I installed IBus, but it is not working. I used the following steps to install IBus: ...
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Input Method in Ubuntu 18.04 shows “Current configuration for the input method:” dialog

I search for "keyboard" in the Activities search, and I click on the first result "Input Method". I am greeted with this dialog: Here is what it says: Current configuration for the input method: ...
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resume from blank screen nouveau 0000:01:00.0: bus: MMIO read of 00000000 FAULT at 6013d4 [ IBUS ] (18.10)

On Ubuntu 18.10 I have Settings for blank screen after 10 mins however when I hit ESC to resume it just shows purple screen and does not respond to keyboard no login prompt ... using screen top right ...
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How to choose input method on Kubuntu 18.04?

I have a new fresh Kubuntu installation. I have used Linux Mint and Ubuntu before, those OS have GUI settings for input method, where I can choose ibus or fcitx and type Vietnamese (my language, we ...
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How I can add and remove extra keyboard languages from terminal

Due to foreign languase lessons in my ubuntu 16.04LTS with unity installed, I have 3 keyboard language layouts, English, Greek and Japanese (anthy). I most often use Greek and English. My problem is ...
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Enabling/installing Japanese input

How do I get Japanese input on 18.04? I have gone and installed Japanese as a language and experimenting, I can change the language setting to Japanese and restart. This shows all my menus in Japanese....
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IBus XKB engine layouts don't work

I have IBus installed on Lubuntu 18.04.1 64-bit, and some languages work properly, while others just have the US English layout. The Hangul Korean input engine (ibus engine output hangul) works (al ...
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Chinese input doesn't work outside “Activities system search” (super key) on Ubuntu 18.04

I use Ibus and both Chinese (Pinyin) and Chinese (Chewing), but it seems not working outside "Activities system search" (super key). When I want to type Chinese chars outside "Activities system search"...
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Why Does My Emoji Picker ibus Key Combo Fail to Respond in Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic

When I press Ctrl + Shift + e in a native Linux app (e.g., Gedit, TODO, Geary, etc), nothing happens. Why is this, and how can I get a key combo for the default system emoji menu to work? I have ...
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Tab- or application-wide keyboard layout persistence

Problem description: I normally have to write in several languages, so I use a different layout for each, having English International as default. While fcitx normally remembers the layout for each ...
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iBus icon is suddenly missing in system tray Ubuntu 16.03 LTS

I've installed iBus for several days. It's still working fine. However now its icon doesn't show up when Ubuntu start. As below IBus preferences , the icon in System tray setting is enabled Can you ...
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Does ubuntu 18.04 LTS support ibus-m17n? [duplicate]

How to install ibus-m17n in Ubuntu 18.04LTS supported desktop?
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Can't change from iBus to fcitx

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME, and I'd like to use use fcitx instead of iBus because I usually type East Asian languages. I installed the fcitx package, went into Language Support, and changed "...
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Using Ibus (Japanese input) with Ubuntu Mate and i3

I am currently using Ubuntu Mate (18.04 LTS) with the i3 tiling manager and want to add Japanese input. I installed Ibus like this: sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-anthy Whenever I enter the setup ...

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