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Albena
May 28th, 2009, 07:16 PM
Hi! I'm really absolute beginner in Ubuntu and Open Office.
I want to use Bulgarian Phonetic, i.e. to use Cyrillic characters. I don't know how to change the character map. Can you help me, please.

and1080
May 28th, 2009, 09:01 PM
You can change the layout of your keyboard by clicking on
System > Preferences > Keyboard
and then in the new window, on the tab "Layouts" click on "Add" you can know change your layout. Note that you can change it by window only, or for the whole system.
It might actually be a bit buggy, because I have noticed several problems switching from one layout to another

hope that helps :)

Catsmeat
May 28th, 2009, 09:46 PM
To add to and1080's reply you can set up a hotkey to switch between layouts by clicking on the "Layout Options" button on the "Layouts" tab and selecting "Key(s) to change layout".

It might also be useful for you to know which layout you're currently using. Right-click on an empty space on the top panel, click on "Add to Panel" and select "Keyboard Indicator".

You might also want to add spell-checking in Bulgarian. To do this, go to System > Administration > Language Support and click on "Install/Remove Languages".