Ubuntu – No Indian (and Bengali) keyboard layout in Ubuntu 17.04


I've upgraded from Ubuntu 16.10 to 17.04 today. I'm from Bangladesh, and Bengali is my native language. There was an option to set keyboard layout to Bengali in all previous Ubuntu versions I've used. But there's no such option in 17.04, strangely. I can use Bengali by installing the package ibus-m17n, so I thought maybe there was some problem during my upgrade. But then I checked my friend's PC which runs ubuntu 16.10 and found that ibus-m17n was not installed in 16.10 but there's option for Bengali keyboard layout. So is Bengali keyboard support really removed from 17.04, or was there a problem during my upgrade?

Best Answer

The Bangla keyboard layouts seem to have been hidden intentionally in version 2.19 of the xkb-data package, which is the one shipped with Ubuntu 17.04. You know better than me whether the reasoning behind that measure is reasonable. (I'd be interested to hear your view.)

Anyway, they are hidden and not dropped. If you open a terminal window and run this command:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.input-sources show-all-sources true

the Bangla layouts should be shown in the user interface again.

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