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Switching language by Alt + Shift after update from Ubuntu 22.04 beta to release is not working

Switching language settings made by Tweaks tool (gnome-tweak-tool) like described in accepted answer here. After performing update to release version by sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade ...
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Japanese input candidate window appears at the bottom after upgrading Ubuntu from 21.10 to 22.04

I upgraded from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04, and when typing in Japanese, the candidate dialog (for converting a word into kanji, or into something else) appears at the bottom of the screen instead of near ...
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Keyboard-layout changes on login screen - only after "manually" logging out

Weirdly, my keyboard layout changes from qwerty to qwertz on the login screen after logging out of a session. Which makes it a bit weird to enter a password that contains special characters. It's ...
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Input simplified Chinese

In my Ubuntu 20.04, I installed Simplified Chinese, and I can switch to Chinese IBus pinyin Chinese input. Most of the time, I think I can get the correct Chinese characters. However, recently I am ...
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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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input sources missing ubuntu "21.10"

I'm trying to install the Japanese keyboard and I've gone through basically all the steps required but when I accesed "Region & Language" the input source option wasn't there.
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Ubuntu 21.04 input switch shortcut

I was upgrading from 20.10 to 21.04 and during setup some prompt popped-out asking me for keyboard shortcut for input switch, and I have choosen (Left Shift + Left Ctrl), and now I can't find it ...
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Making fcitx work under Lubuntu 21.10

Following up on Making fcitx work under Lubuntu 18.04 I've got all the fcitx packages I believe: fcitx_1:4.2.9.8-3 fcitx-bin_1:4.2.9.8-3 fcitx-config-common_0.4.10-3 fcitx-config-gtk_0.4.10-3 ...
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How to edit a keyboard layout for a language in Xubuntu?

I want to edit the keyboard layout for the language Nepali. That's for fixing a weird inconvenience. The way the layout works is that every key is assigned a non aspirated Nepali consonant and by ...
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Is there a Google Input tools alternative for Ubuntu?

For typing non-English languages, the ubuntu keyboard does not provide auto suggestions like Google Input tools. There is only the phonetic typing option. Is there a good alternative which is as ...
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how define custom shortcut in ubuntu to change keyboard layout [duplicate]

in windows, shortcut to change keyboard layout is Alt+Shift. in previous versions of Ubuntu it was available to select this shortcut for changing layout. but in recent Ubuntu versions it is not ...
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Language layout and Wi-Fi indicators in KDE

In KDE, I do not have the wi-fi / network indicators anywhere on my panels. When I try to add corresponding widgets, I can find one for Bluetooth, Volume, etc, but not for Wi-Fi / Network or Keyboard ...
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How to enable Chinese input using on-screen keyboard in Ubuntu 18.04

I am using an Ubuntu machine as a Point-of-Sale system and would like to type Chinese characters using an on-screen keyboard. This way I can pack away my physical keyboard & mouse to have a clean ...
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Full screen application and change input

guys I've been using ubuntu for really long and it's really good for gamming but there's 1 problem I found that it is really annoying so my main game was minecraft and I don't only speak english so I ...
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Change keyboard layout with r_shift and r_alt in Lubuntu(LXQt)

I want change my keyboard layout, like Windows with right Shift and right Alt. But now just can one time change. left Shift + left Alt is working but right Shift and right Alt work for one time. enter ...
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Typing zhuyin chinese transliteration symbols

I want to type zhuyin symbols. For example: ㄓㄨˋ ㄧㄣ The only ways I know to do this currently are: Via Cangjie IME [yyyxo yyyxw yyyyo yyyxv yyyyi] via http://www.sciweavers.org/i2type/zhuyin-keyboard ...
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How to solve "Could not install the full language support in Ubuntu 20.04 " and install Hindi and Tamil languages?

I got an error image like this: How do I install Hindi and Tamil languages? Are there any other steps to install these languages in Ubuntu 20.04?
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Can I Set Different Languages to 2 Keyboards?

I have read that it is possible but the instructions didn't work for me. I wonder if Ubuntu has changed since then. Specifically I used xinput and setxkbmap on Ubuntu 21.04, but setxkbmap didn't do ...
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Prevent Alt from triggering global menu

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Two times out of three when I'm trying to switch a language using Alt+Shift the window's global menu opens instead. I don't ever use the Alt key to access the window's ...
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Changing input language does not work while entering keyring password

On startup, a keyring message pops up. Pressing Super → Space does not change the language, instead of that, it adds spaces in the password text field. If the language used in the password is ...
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How can I type Korean Yethangul on Ubuntu?

currently I have an Fcitx setup where I can easily switch between IBus Pinyin Chinese, Google Japanese Input, and Korean Hangul input. However, I want to be able to type Yethangul, which are old ...
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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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How to display onboard keyboard for one language only?

I use two languages: English and Arabic. I would like to display the onscreen keyboard when using Arabic, but not English. Is there a way to automate this?
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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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Why keyboard layout switch keys don't work correctly for the specific English/Persian combination? [closed]

I'm using Lubuntu 20.04 with LXQt desktop environment. I need to have 2 keyboard layouts (English/Persian) and be able to switch between them. I turned off input methods and am using only the default ...
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How do I get the standard Windows French Canadian QWERTY keyboard layout on Ubuntu/Lubuntu?

In French (Canada) I see: French (Canada, Dvorak), French (Canada, legacy), Canadian Multilingual, Canadian Multilingual (1st part), Canadian Multilingual (2nd part), Inuktitut and English (Canada) ...
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Chinese input not working Kubuntu 20.04

I've tried multiple IMF and IME combinations, ibus and fcitx, ibus-libpinyin, fcitx-sunpinyin, etc. and none work. I've edited the /etc/environment file and ~/.pam_environment. When I start the ibus-...
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Cedilha (getting "ć" rather than "ç") after upgrade to 20.10

I've been using Xubuntu for years now and having the "cedilha" character properly configured, so whenever I needed to use it (quite frequently) I would type <'> followed by to get &...
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USB keyboard not writing an additional language on Ubuntu 20.04

I am attaching an external Microsoft USB keyboard to my laptop which runs Ubuntu 20.04. Although I have 2 input languages installed, English and Hebrew, only the English input works. When I switch to ...
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How to write in Urdu in text editors on Ubuntu 20.04?

I want to write Urdu in my text editors in Ubuntu 20.04? However, the language support isnt available officially and the solutions on the web don't seem to work? I would prefer a phonetic keyboard but ...
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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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Keyboard Layouts Unusable

I've upgraded Ubuntu from 18.04 to 20.04.1. I have four keyboard layouts in this order: (1) English (US), (2) Serbian (Latin), (3) Serbian, and (4) Greek. After I start the computer, changing the ...
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Cannot find Tamil phonetic and tamil99 input method in Ubuntu 20.04

I am unable to find and use tamil-99 or tamil phonetic typing even after installing tamil language support and ibus-m17n. Installation: $ sudo apt-get install ibus-gtk* ibus-m17n m17n-* tamil* [sudo] ...
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Telugu input (using ibus-m17n) not working correctly on Ubuntu 20.04

I installed ibus-m17n for using telugu input method in Ubuntu 20.04. I selected the - Telugu (rts (m17n)) - input source for the keyboard. When I type any word that contains compound letters ('...
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Keyboard layout shortcut interferes with Firefox shortcut [duplicate]

I am multi-lingual, and I use several keyboard language layouts. I am used to using Ctrl+Shift in Windows to changue input language, so I want the same for my Linux. Default Alt+Spacebar is very ...
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How to customize a language input on linux? [duplicate]

I want to customize the Greek alphabet as to be able to depict accent marks for a Greek dialect. Greek keyboard layout is already able to use intonation marks for vowels when you press the ";&...
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Ubuntu 20.04 focal - Input keyboard language

I'm looking for a way to write in Japanese so with the various characters like hiragana, kanji ecc.. So i tried to put Japanese as input source but it didn't work. I also found some tutorials on ...
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No way to have Dutch(Belgian) [edit:'Belgian'] keyboard layout working on 20.04

After playing with Ubuntu among other flavours of Linux in VirtualBox on my MacBook Pro for several years, I figured it was time to build myself a new computer and use Ubuntu 20.04 as main OS. While ...
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After "sudo apt-get install fcitx-googlepinyin" in Ubuntu 18.04.1 and restart, I no longer see the desktop, only black screen after login

My story is like this: opened "setting", changed keyboard input from "ibus" into "fcitx" in a terminal, installed google pinyin for ubuntu by: $sudo apt-get install ...
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U20.04 - Keyboard config stays in UK after all correct reconfig to US

I do all the settings selct for US kbd and locale but after reboot it still is configged for a UK kbd so hash and tilde are wrong etc. I did both the GUI and the CLI procedures and the GUI says it is ...
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Unable to change language with shortcuts

I have ubuntu 18.04 with multiple languages, I tried to set the "switch to next source" in text entry settings but whatever I set there doesn't work when used. I also tried to follow the ...
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Problem with changing language with keyboard

I have enabled changing language in ubuntu 18.04 by keyboard(shift + alt)in gnome-tweaks. But now when I switch to language#2 by keyboard I can not switch again to language#1 by the keyboard. Can ...
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Japanese Input on Kubuntu 20.04 (KCModule not found)

I'm trying to get Japanese input (fcitx-mozc) setup on Kubuntu 20.04, a task that one might expect to be simple, but after multiple hours of following dozens of tutorials, nothing seems to work: If I ...
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Switch languages ubuntu 20.04 lxqt desktop

I wonder if anyone can please help me. I have installed ubuntu 20.04. then installed the lxqt desktop for it. I want to have two langues available for typing. And I want to switch between them by ...
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One language on logon screen and system on Ubuntu 20.04

I have 2 languages "en" and "ru". Every time I log in, the logon screen requires my password which is English. When I change language to English on the logon screen it switches back to the previous ...
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fcitx doesn't have any input methods

On Ubuntu 18.04.4 When I open fcitx configuration there are no input languages in the box by default, and when I press the "+" button nothing even pops up inside of its box. What do I need to ...
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Wrong keyboard input in Dhivehi language

On Dhivehi input, when I press the o key, an unexpected character appears. The expected character is the Thaana obofili (U+7AE), and that's what the key mapping shows. But when I press the key, some ...
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How to show language chooser with Alt+Shift in Ubuntu 18.04

In my Ubuntu 18.04, I set switching languages by Super+Space, as shown in Settings->Devices->Keyboard->"Switch to next input source" and in the picture below, but it doesn't allow me to change ...
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Input language switching in password fields

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome 3.28.2. Interesting behavior of the input language switcher. When focus is changed to a password field (at least in browser), the language switcher icon in the tray ...
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Start & kill fcitx by shortcut

I'm using caps lock to switch between languages, but fcitx seems to be not support this. So, is it possible to load/unload fcitx with japanese mozc input only by some shortcut, but for other two ...
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