I am used to malayalam swanalekha(m17n) and tamil phonetic (m17n) keyboard layouts on Manjaro Gnome, But with the latest update, I am unable to type anything in malayalam or tamil on the Browser(firefox).
I am still able to type properly on Telegram and the gnome search bar alone.
It doesnt work anywhere like within nautilus, while searching documents, Libre office if I even if I explicitly selected a malayalam font(Noto). I can still type other languages like russian directly without selecting a particular font. I waited for a couple weeks for another update and the issue persists. Pls help.
Finally solved it after months.
It was all triggered by an incomplete installation/uninstallation of a great input tool called varnam project.
Inorder to fix I had
- removed all the files and folders related to the varnam project referencing their uninstall and install scripts.
- Removed the whole entire IBUS engine and related packages and its dependencies and reinstalled them. The single command that does this is
sudo pacman -Rns -dd ibus ibus-m17n libibus m17n-lib m17n-db && sudo pacman -S ibus ibus-m17n libibus libotf m17n-lib m17n-db
- In /etc/environment added,
- created ~/.xprofile and added
After a logout I could actually type in malaylam, tamil etc.
The issue regarding not being able to view the keyboard layouts for languages was restricted to m17n module and therefore I am hoping that the next update might fix it.
Currently I cannot see the layouts for layouts of Arabic tamil and malayalam that use m17n/ibus
Layouts involving xkb do have previews.