Skip to Main Content

University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

How to Type in Other Languages: General Installation: Linux systems

A guide to installing and typing in common non-Latin character scripts on home computers.

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
International and Area Studies Library
Room 321 Main Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61801
(217) 333-1501


With Ubuntu Linux, installing additional languages on your computer is as easy as it is in Windows and Mac. For other versions of Linux, however. it can be quite tricky.

Installation Guides for Common Distros of Linux