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Malayalam Input in debian jessie (Gnome 3.14.4 , Ibus)

I recently updated to Debian Jessie. and found out that my earlier setup of ibus doesn’t work anymore.

After digging a bit, I could fix the problem. noting it down here for future reference.

  •  Install ibus ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 ibus-m17n libreoffice-gtk

apt-get install ibus ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 ibus-m17n libreoffice-gtk

  • Enable ibus input in “Input Method” app


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  • Restart x server

service gdm restart

  • Go to “Region and language” and add a convenient malayalam input method (swanalekha or mozhi or inscript) in the input section
  • Go to “Keyboard”  app and in the Shortcuts section, update a convenient shortcut to switch between the input methods.

And Happy Typing


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