Public bug reported:
I am using two input sources: English and sa-IAST (m17n) (which is used
for transliterated Sanskrit).
In my experience, the input source sa-IAST doesn't remain persistent, or
"sticky," between applications, and it won't automatically start in an
If I am in gedit and my language is set to English, I can use the app
indicator to change to sa-IAST, and the input source will work as
expected. But if I then switch to LibreOffice Writer, the app-indicator
will still indicate sa-IAST, but sa-IAST will no longer work. Only if I
switch back to English and then use the app indicator to switch back to
sa-IAST does sa-IAST again work.
And regardless of which application I'm in, if my input source is set to
sa-IAST the application ignores it. Only after I switch to English and
then use the app indicator to switch back to sa-IAST does the
application "get it."
Unlike switching to sa-IAST using the app indicator, using a key
combination (like alt-space) to switch to sa-IAST doesn't activate the
sa-IAST input source. When I use the key combination, the language
displayed by the app indicator changes, but the behavior of the keyboard
Just for a test, I installed "Hindi (phonetic (m17n)) (IBus)." I saw the
same behavior pattern for this input source as well.
As another test, I installed "Hindi (Bolnagri)," and it works fine.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: ibus-m17n 1.3.4-4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-43.63-generic 4.4.21
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-43-generic x86_64
Date: Sun Oct 16 16:30:24 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-07-18 (821 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140417)
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-07-23 (84 days ago)
** Affects: ibus-m17n (Ubuntu)
** Tags: amd64 apport-bug ibus m17n xenial
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Chosen input source not persistent with IBus and m17n
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