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    Amharic Keyboard Layout on fedora 30

    Hello there, I am having a problem writing in Amharic (Ethiopian language) on fedora. I added the keyboard and I can switch between us[english] and et [amharic], but the keyboard is not working as intended for example, vowels [AEOUI] shows $ sign when they pressed. In addition, in Amharic Language there are many letters those shown combining two letters e.g. "s+u" outputs "ሱ" but there is no a way that I can type and get that letter. Please can anyone help...

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    Re: Amharic Keyboard Layout on fedora 30

    Try installing the senamirmir-washra fonts and restart:

    Code:
    [root@darkstar ~]# dnf install "senamirmir-washra*"
    Copr repo for wpa_supplicant owned by dcaratti            1.7 kB/s | 3.3 kB     00:01    
    Adobe Systems Incorporated                                5.8 kB/s | 2.9 kB     00:00    
    Fedora Modular 30 - x86_64                                5.9 kB/s |  22 kB     00:03    
    Fedora Modular 30 - x86_64 - Updates                      118 kB/s |  21 kB     00:00    
    Fedora 30 - x86_64 - Updates                               16 kB/s |  21 kB     00:01    
    Fedora 30 - x86_64                                         51 kB/s |  23 kB     00:00    
    google-chrome                                              28 kB/s | 1.3 kB     00:00    
    RPM Fusion for Fedora 30 - Free - Updates                  25 kB/s | 9.4 kB     00:00    
    RPM Fusion for Fedora 30 - Free                            27 kB/s |  10 kB     00:00    
    RPM Fusion for Fedora 30 - Nonfree - Updates               92 kB/s | 9.6 kB     00:00    
    RPM Fusion for Fedora 30 - Nonfree                         74 kB/s |  10 kB     00:00    
    Dependencies resolved.
    ==========================================================================================
     Package                                         Arch      Version        Repo       Size
    ==========================================================================================
    Installing:
     senamirmir-washra-fantuwua-fonts                noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     71 k
     senamirmir-washra-fonts                         noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora    166 k
     senamirmir-washra-fonts-common                  noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora    309 k
     senamirmir-washra-hiwua-fonts                   noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     65 k
     senamirmir-washra-jiret-fonts                   noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     91 k
     senamirmir-washra-tint-fonts                    noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     69 k
     senamirmir-washra-wookianos-fonts               noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     86 k
     senamirmir-washra-yebse-fonts                   noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     73 k
     senamirmir-washra-yigezu-bisrat-goffer-fonts    noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora    129 k
     senamirmir-washra-yigezu-bisrat-gothic-fonts    noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     68 k
     senamirmir-washra-zelan-fonts                   noarch    4.1-19.fc30    fedora     55 k
    
    Transaction Summary
    ==========================================================================================
    Install  11 Packages
    
    Total download size: 1.2 M
    Installed size: 2.5 M
    Is this ok [y/N]: 
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    Re: Amharic Keyboard Layout on fedora 30

    Hey thanks but it didn't worked for me, I think the problem is not with the font but the layout of the keyboard. It doesn't show the valid letter when pressed the vowels, it outputs $ sign, e.g ሰ﹩ፈሰደፈﹱከሀﹳﹳﹳቸአዘዠዐዐቨ
    please help

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    Cool Re: Amharic Keyboard Layout on fedora 30

    Quote Originally Posted by elhanan
    Hey thanks but it didn't worked for me, I think the problem is not with the font but the layout of the keyboard. It doesn't show the valid letter when pressed the vowels, it outputs $ sign, e.g ሰ﹩ፈሰደፈﹱከሀﹳﹳﹳቸአዘዠዐዐቨ
    please help
    Ohh God finally I solved it, since it helps my Ethiopian friends I will show the steps here.

    1. First install IBUS if it is not installed, check using this command open terminal and type ibus version and if it shows something then you are good to go if not install it.


    2. Next install im-chooser if it is not installed, search input method chooser and if you got nothing install it

    3. Next install m17n sera which works for Amharic language and you can seach it on internet as "ibus-m17n" and install it. (If you do not install this one, you won't see Amharic in the ibus preference list)

    4. Now reboot your pc and after that open input method chooser, by default it will on ibus. Click on preference for ibus, and click on add, search for Amharic. You are done. close the setting and switch the input from the bottom right on your taskbar.

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