Virtual multilingual keyboard

NoOp glgxg at
Sat Nov 14 22:09:44 UTC 2009

On 11/14/2009 09:57 AM, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> I read that you solved your problem, so I will just add a short comment:
> Unicode (UTF-8 for example) contains tens of thousands of different
> characters. Most of them are not supported in an Ubuntu default
> install, so additional fonts need to be installed. When you do that,
> it means that some previous non supported characters now are
> supported. For example I installed a font for symbols for writing
> music. This has nothing to do with my keyboard layout. A is still an A
> and so on. The difference is that those UTF-8 characters that had
> nothing assinged to them now has. Since they are located at U+1D100 →
> U+1D1FF, I can still not reach them from my keyboard, unless I create
> my own keyboard layout (which I actually did…) or use some other
> method to reach them. That's why you still get the same kind of
> characters when typing. SCIM is a solution to that problem in your
> case. Another solution could be to swith to another keyboard layout,
> if there is one for those characters of yours.
> Johnny Rosenberg

Note that 9.10 uses iBus as default instead of scim:
On 9.10: System|Help|search=ibus

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