Objective

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

Requirements

There are no special requirements.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

search for language settings


Use Activities menu to locate Region & Language icon and open it:

search for language settings


Hit the + sign and locate your language. Click "other" if your language is not a part of the selected few. Alternatively use search:

search for language settings


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:

search for language settings


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.

search for language settings
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