Howto Install Vietnamese Input Method ibus-unikey in Ubuntu

IBus (Intelligent Input Bus for Linux/Unix OS) become the main Language Input Method manager since Ubuntu 9.10. For Vietnamese people and ones who want to learn and type Vietnamese language, unikey is usually the best choice in Windows and Linux as well. This article is going to guide to install ibus-unikey in Ubuntu.

Ibus-Unikey package is maintained by Ubuntu-VN community, so ibus-unikey or scim-unikey is always in their PPAs. So we can easily install and get package update whenever the new version is released.

Add Ubuntu-VN repository

For Ubuntu from 9.10, Ubuntu 10.04, just open Terminal and type this command:

$sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-vn/ppa

Update system and install ibus-unikey

Next, just update your system:

$ sudo apt-get update

And insall ibus-unikey package:

sudo apt-get install ibus-unikey

DONE. Now you can choose to add Unikey in the Vietnamese language selection of IBus Preferences.

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Thanh June 29, 2010, 4:25 pm

    My big thank you. It works just great. I wish I had known to your post earlier.
    Things have change so fast for Ubuntu. Back then in 6.10 I always had problems using x-unikey for the telex typing stuff.

  • Lam Tran November 30, 2010, 5:25 am

    Anyone knows how to set ibus as a default input method? I installed IBUS already and I can use Unikey now but I have to choose my input method every time I wanna type Vietnamese.

    Thank you

  • Nguyễn Tiển February 26, 2011, 6:36 am

    Cảm ơn anh Bắc. Đã gõ được tiếng Việt rồi.
    Cảm ơn Ubuntu. Tuy mã nguồn mở nhưng không thua kém gì MAC OS X và Windows.


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