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Discussion on: Installing International Language Keyboard Input Methods on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon & Mate

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steamingbill

Hello,
I did all of the above for both french and russian (dell inspiron desktop running Mint 20 and Cinnamon) after sudo apt install -y ibus-m17n ibus-french

I get a message saying "E: Unable to locate package ibus-french"

Anybody got any hints ? I have tried searching for things called french but cannot find them. Tried again for russian and got the same result.

Anything else I should be reading to sort this out ? Tried googling but couldn't find anything that helped.

Bill

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steamingbill

I found a work around for the french so thats fixed now, but the russian is still unsolved.

For the french it is relatively easy, acutes graves circumflexes and cedillas and they can all be found in an add-on app for Chrome called "Special Characters - Click and Paste"

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Got the Russian working - used the standard options in the Mint Program Menu

Keyboard -Layout -Options- Switching to another layout