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Writing telugu(transliteration) using ibus in ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 uses ibus by default and scim is having some problems for telugu-rts(phonetic,transliteration typing). Other Indic scripts(Hindi, Tamil etc.) might have the same problem. For idiosyncrasies of working with indic transliteration, see this explanation. The following procedure works for telugu-rts.

$ sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n m17n-contrib
$ im-switch

Select ibus in the available input methods.
Logout and login. ibus daemon should to be started(ps xa | grep ibus).

$ ibus-setup
In "Input Method" tab,  tick "Customize active input methods"
In "Select an input method" drop-down, select Telegu -> rts(m17n)
In some app(gedit etc. ), press ctrl+space(to select ibus) and start typing...

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