IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide does not work as of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Please see my new guide for directions on getting KMFL to work with iBus.
- First, go install SCIM as described in my instructions on installing Koine Greek, steps 1-4 (but replace gutsy with hardy).
- Download the “Ezra 2.51 source and font release” from the SIL Non-Roman Script Initiative on this page.
- Extract the archive and compile the keyboard with
scim-setup, click on the KMFL option, click install, then browse to the compiled .kmfl file to install the input method.
- Save the settings. You’ll also probably need to log out and log back in for everything to work right.
- Browse through the included Ezra SIL Keyboard Chart. Hebrew is not as keyboard-intuitive as Greek.
Special thanks to Sheila Harrison at the Non-Roman Script Initiative for pointing me at the right package to download.
Update: Sheila writes:
Thank you for giving others a chance to work through the process more easily. I appreciate your comment on the web page, but thanks should really go to Lorna Priest, who reminded me that the source was on the download page. I knew it was available somewhere but hadn’t double checked it yet.