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How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

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How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#1 Post by tatariw » Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:58 am

Three easy steps.
1) Installation from Synaptic.
2) Make iBus ready to type Amharic
3) Start typing

1) Installation from Synaptic.
First install ibus-m17n, ibus-gtk and ibus-gtk3.
Important to install both ibus-gtk and ibus-gtk3 to type in Amharic on different applications or editors.
You can install fonts-sil-abyssinica if you want more font choices.

2) Make iBus ready to type Amharic:
Start iBus: Input Method > Add (see the picture bellow)
The little window for 3 and 4 opens after 2, to select sera(m17n) in a list of languages.
Sometimes you will have to press a vertical points … to see list of selectable languages

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Sett keyboard shortcuts to change a language and type in Amhatic.
The little window for 3, 4 and 5 opens after 2.
In the end 6 to close the window.

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3) Start typing.
Press CTRL+Space to activate iBus and type in Amharic. You will see “ለ” in the task-bar.

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Open an editor like Pluma, writer or gedit etc. In this case Pluma.
Then start typing like the picture under shows.
If you want to type in Latin alphabets press CTRL+Space again.
I wish you good luck! Enjoy!

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If something is not working:
Check all the steps.
Try with different font.
Logout and login or restart your PC.

Additional:
If you want a more beautiful looking fonts, you can choose Noto Sans Ethiopic Regular, Italic or Bold.
In Pluma, from Edit > preference then Fonts & Colors tab.

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Last edited by tatariw on Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:14 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Re: How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#2 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:31 am

Terrific how-to!

In Step 1, can you add something about what "...and necessary package..." means?
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Re: How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#3 Post by tatariw » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:46 am

Good idea! Thanks.
Edited from "1) Install iBus and necessary package from Synaptic." to "1) Installation from Synaptic."
Any idea about image link or upload situation?

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Re: How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#4 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:37 am

I don't understand the question, since all your images appear in the post.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 4.15.0-1-386. MX-17.1, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

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Re: How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#5 Post by tatariw » Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:49 am

Yes they appear. The images are from external website link. I don't see it is possible to upload images to the forum from a user computer.
The forum is more available than external link. If something happens to the external link, the images will not show up?

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Re: How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#6 Post by Jerry3904 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:04 pm

If the images are not too large, then you can attach them using the "Attachments" tab just below the space where you write.
Production: 4.15.0-1-amd64, MX-17.1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
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Re: How can I type Amharic in MX Linux 17 using iBus?

#7 Post by tatariw » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:04 pm

Oh, of course. Nice. They are between 40 and 120 kb which is OK. Will insert once I find out the proper image view in the post.
Thanks.

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