The objective is to show how to add a new language keyboard layout on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux
Operating System and Software Versions
- Operating System: – Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
- Software: – GNOME Shell 3.26.2 or higher
There are no special requirements.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
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Activities menu to locate
Region & Language icon and open it:
+ sign and locate your language. Click “other” if your language is not a part of the selected few. Alternatively use search:
Once you hit
Add button your language will appear as part of
Input Sources. Change the order by using UP and DOWN arrows. The top item will be set as default keyboard layout:
Keyboard selection icon should now be also visible on the top-right part of the Gnome panel. Use mouse to switch between your keyboard layouts. Alternatively, press
CTRL+WIN+SPACE keyboard shortcut for a quick keyboard layout switch.