How to install Avro Bengali Keyboard on Ubuntu 18.04

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(Last Updated On: June 5, 2018)

Are you tired to install Avro on Ubuntu 18.04? from the official website, the process of install Avro is not working anymore.

If you tried to install ibus-avro using the procedure provided on the official website, you may found that this procedure does not work in ubuntu latest version (after 14.04).

after a long time, finally, Avro 2.1 version has been released for Ubuntu-16.04 LTS and later. and we really need an easy installation way for this.

No more waiting, the multi-arch supported .deb package has just arrived.

here is the easiest way to install Avro on your Ubuntu Latest version.

Now you don’t have to add the repository to install Avro. The official created a .deb file of Avro for ubuntu in GitHub. You can download the .deb file and install Avro with one click.

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Get the latest release of Avro from Github


You can see here the latest version of Avro 2.1.

Download the avro_2.1-3_all.deb file.

You may install it with Gdebi Package Installer.

Here is another procedure to install Avro on Ubuntu latest Version.

Install the package by the following command.

sudo dpkg -i avro_*_all.deb

if you are getting the dependency error then run the following command.

sudo apt-get install -f

That’s it. the installation should now be finished.

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]2[/su_dropcap]Now go to System Settings -> Language Support

  • Look at the Keyboard input method system
  • Select IBus and close the window.

You may need to restart IBus to make everything work. Try the following command:

ibus restart

Otherwise, a reboot may be required.

Configure Avro on Ubuntu 16.04

Go to System Settings -> Keyboard -> Text Entry.

Search for Avro Phonetic, and add it as the input source.

Configure Avro on ubuntu 18.04 Gnome

Go to Setting -> Region and Langage from Gnome launcher


Click on “+” icon under “Input Sources”

Click other and search for Avro


Add Avro as Input Method

If you want to set F12 to switch text input source

then go to Devices -> Keyboard


Scroll down to the Typing bar

Click “Switch to next input source”


Press F12 and click the “Set” green Button

That’s it. You’re all done.

Let me know in the comment if any error occurs.

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Sorry dear Irfan,
No it did not work on my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
The issue is still not solved.
Is there any new development after this?


It’s not work broo…. Bangali Avro phonetic is not found in Input Sources 🙁


Much help! Thank you.

Anik Tahabilder
Anik Tahabilder

Thank you, Brother. Thank you so much.