Ge'ez is an East-African alphabet.
Using the powerful Eclipse IDE editor, it is possible to switch "Input Type" to Tigrinya (EZ+). Typing the 5 letters selam will then result in the 3 Ge'ez letters: ሰላም
I am looking for a similar feature for OpenOffice, LibreOffice, gedit or Gnome in general. I have been able to set this up in Ubuntu, but I have no success with Mint.
I am using Linux Mint 17.2 'Rafaela'. Answers are welcome for CINNAMON or MATE.