Install Avro Keyboard in Ubuntu

After a long time, I’ve tried to do something for Avro in Linux. I know we’ve done a temporary solution. But believe me, that’s enough for now. According to Sarim Khan, he’s implementing Avro again from scratch in Go lang. I hope, within two or three months, we’ll get a new static binary of Avro what will be distro independent. But till then, try this way to get Avro installed in your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Installation & Usage

Ubuntu (32/64-bit)

  1. Please run these commands from the terminal. Never forget to be in the relevant directory.
sudo apt install gjs gir1.2-ibus-1.0 libibus-1.0-5 libibus-1.0-dev ibus-gtk ibus-gtk3 ibus-clutter ibus-qt4
wget "https://github.com/maateen/avro/releases/download/v2.1/avro_2.1-3_all.deb"
sudo dpkg -i avro_2.1-3_all.deb

I hope, all is well now and the installation has been finished.

  1. Go to System Settings -> Language Support from Unity Launcher

  2. Look at the Keyboard input method system

  3. Select IBus and close the window.

  4. I believe that you need to restart IBus to make everything work fine. Try the following command:

ibus restart
  1. Now go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Text Entry

  2. Search and add Avro Phonetic as an input source.

  3. If you still can’t use Avro, please reboot your PC and try from 2 again. That’s all.

Contributors

IBus Engine by Sarim Khan [email protected]

Avro JavaScript Phonetic Library by Rifat Nabi

Avro Phonetic Dictionary Search Library by Mehdi Hasan Khan

Ubuntu (multi-arch) Binary Package by Maksudur Rahman Maateen

Licensed under Mozilla Public License 1.1 (“MPL”), an open source/free software license.

For New Release

Just keep an eye here: https://github.com/maateen/avro/releases

Got an issue?

Just open an issue here: https://github.com/maateen/avro/issues

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