Typing in Esperanto with Ubuntu Linux

And while I’m talking about Ubuntu Linux, I recently discovered a feature for Esperantistoj, courtesy of Mikeo of the Junularo Esperantista Brita (British Esperantists Young-persons’ Group). Dankon! See the article for full details and other options.

For those unfamiliar, there are six letters found in Esperanto not found in other languages. This can complicate typing.

In short, System > Preferences > Keyboard > Layouts tab > Options button. Choose Adding Esperanto circumflexes.

Now, to get the point:­ just type the corresponding Latin letter while pressing the Alt key to the right of the space bar.


One Reply to “Typing in Esperanto with Ubuntu Linux”

  1. Thank you, this is very helpful. It should be pointed out that in order to be able to use the alt function you need to add the “Esperanto” keyboard to the list that also has the “English” keyboard. You also have to manually tell it to switch layouts when you hit the alt button, which is found under the “use the Esperanto characters” option.


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