I'm tri-language myself and can't configure ibus in recently installed Beefy Miracle.
I'm using RU+EN+JP (Anthy) and whenever i switch from RU to JP, ibus doesn't catch my input so i can't type japanese. This is probably bug in ibus, but here is more:
Then i try to remove layouts other than Anthy in ibus-setup, settings resets back to default (all using languages) after relogin.
I've installed iBus and ibus-mozc, an input method engine of Japanese, from the repository, and attempted to enable mozc from Preference > "Input Method" tab > "Select Input Method" combo box.
However, there is no choice to select, so I couldn't enable mozc.
I also tried ibus-anthy, another legacy Japanese input method, but the situation was the same and I couldn't use anthy.
Today I installed Statler A2 and tried the new input method named 'iBus'. http://code.google.com/p/ibus/Its configuration was much easier than SCIMs (I use Chinese Pinyin input) and was installed in short time.
I need the ability to input Japanese, and so do a hundred million or so Japanese people. Getting a keyboard with a mere hundred keys to produce stuff like 魑魅魍魎 is not a simple task, and there are competing software packages that offer to do the job.
I need to be able to write in 3 languages on my PC (Armenian, russian and english). So when I check Lxkeymap, I can find all of those and even activate from there. But I need a better switching method so I activated iBus, however, when I try to edit input methods in iBus preferences, in "select an active input" drop down menu, there is nothing. How can I solve this problem ?
I am a native Spanish speaker and also Speak Japanese. I have installed Anthy to be able to input Japanese and it works properly in the applications that are native from Ubuntu, and it also works properly in Skype and aMsn... However, when I want to type in Spanish on either Skype or aMsn the accents do not show up properly.
I think ibus is the best input method but it can only be installed via ccr or Chakra put it to extra.I like also fcitx bur for typing Japanese Korean and Chinese ibus is much more better.I am hoping to see ibus and ibus-gtk support on the extra repo.