So, what do you do if, for example, you want to be able to type Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi, Thai, or Nepali while still in your usual English environment? What if you want to be able to type all of those languages in the same document? Can you do it?
There are actually several ways of going about this, but the default method in Ubuntu is the easy-to-use Intelligent Input Bus (IBus). IBus supports most Asian languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and it provides a number of input methods for many of these.
The first thing you will need to do to use IBus is select the appropriate input modules for the language(s) you want to input. To do this, ...