Install Avro on Kubuntu 16.0430 Jan 2018
Installing Avro on Linux has become pretty much easy these days. Thanks to this blog post by Omicron Lab. But there are many users out there who failed successfully to configure Avro with ibus, specially on non-Ubuntu distros. Because Kubuntu (or other non-GNOME distros) does not use ibus as IME. So I found an workaround.
First, download the latest
deb file for Avro and install it.
wget https://github.com/maateen/avro/releases/download/v2.1/avro_2.1-3_all.deb sudo dpkg -i avro_2.1-3_all.deb sudo apt install -f
Your system still needs
gjs . So do install them.
sudo apt install ibus gjs
Here comes the best part. You need to set
ibus as default IME at boot time. The following line will do it for you.
sudo echo IM_CONFIG_DEFAULT_MODE=ibus >> /etc/default/im-config
ibus-setup and do add
Avro Keyboard from
Bengali section as
Normal User (no root). When you are done, just reboot your computer. After rebooting, Bengali text should appear when you type as it should be.
Let me know if this trick helped you. Or if you have a better one to share!