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I'm using Mint 14 XFCE, 64-bit.

Struggling to setup cyrillic (Russian) input method.

Can someone point me good web resources regarding this?

Googling didn't help...

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You should be able to do it using XFCE's keyboard settings. Run this command from a terminal:


This should open the keyboard settings window, go to the "Layout" tab and click "Add":

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Choose "Russian" in the window that appears

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If for some reason the above fails, you can always switch layouts using

setxkbmap -layout ru
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