Xubuntu iBus: Unable to type in local language / No input method listed
I am using Xubuntu (lightweight version of Ubuntu) and I am unable to type in local language using iBus (an input method (IM) framework for multilingual input in Unix-like operating systems).
iBus is already installed. When I go to its ‘Preferences‘ and then click the ‘Input Method‘ tab, I could only see ‘Chinese‘ language option in the dropdown list of ‘Select an input method‘. I am from Nepal, so I would like to see Nepali/Devnagari language option there.
M17N engine for IBus input platform need to be installed.
A m17n Input Method Engine (IME) which allows input of many languages using the input methods from m17n-db. IBus-m17n enables IBus to input many non-latin characters from the keyboard using libm17n library. See more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_Input_Bus#ibus-m17n
You can install m17n engine by typing the following command on terminal:
sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n
After you have installed m17n engine, you should now be able to see a list of many languages in IBus -> Preferences -> Input Method -> Select an input method.
Hope it helps. Thanks.