How to Install Avro Phonetic on Ubuntu 14.04 or Later

Avro Phonetic works great on Ubuntu 14.04 or later. Avro uses iBus for writing Bangla on Linux distros. Follow the procedures below to install Avro Phonetic on Ubuntu 14.04 or later:

  • Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and execute the following command in it

sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/sarimkhan/xUbuntu_14.04/ ./”

  • Now add the key with the following command

wget -q http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/sarimkhan/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add

  • Update your system

sudo apt-get update

  • Now install ibusavro with the following command

sudo apt-get install ibusavro-trusty

  • As the installation is finished, log out and log in back or restart your computer.
  • After a restart, find the IM icon located on top panel. It looks like En. Click on it. Select Text Entry Settings.
  • From the Input sources to use, click on + (plus) icon. Search for avro and select Bengali (Avro Phonetic). Close Text Entry.
  • You can now use Avro Phonetic anytime you want. To toggle between Bengali and English, press Super Key + Spacebar together. Press and hold Super Key and press Spacebar to change/toggle the input sources. You can change the language change hotkeys from Text Entry.
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