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Typing Booster is a predictive input method for the ibus platform. It predicts complete words based on partial input. One can then simply select the desired word from a list of suggestions and improve one's typing speed and spelling.


  • Name: Anish Patil
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Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: Wed June 20 2012
  • Percentage of completion: 70%

Detailed Description

The goal is to provide an efficient completing input method that will assist users while typing text.

Different Keymaps: For Indic languages, typing booster supports key maps (like phonetic, inscript, typewriter) which are supported in m17n db.

Boost: Within few keystrokes user gets the desire word within the list. It saves user's typing and makes typing faster. e.g For typing word "wordnet", it requires three 6 key strokes. With Typing Booster it requires only three keystrokes.

Easiness: No need to learn new method or technology.  User can add/delete new words into the user dictionary. New words will get added automatically.

Accuracy: Since the suggestions come from a validated hunspell dictionaries, the selected words always give 100% accurate spelling.

Benefit to Fedora

Currently Typing Booster supports the following languages:-

  • Assamese
  • Bengali
  • Danish
  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • Kannada
  • Maithili
  • Marathi
  • Nepali
  • Oriya
  • Punjabi
  • Tamil
  • Telgu
  • Urdu

Typing booster will enhance the text creation process, and end users will be able to type more accurately and faster with this input method. Typing booster offers features such as, prediction of words (auto-completion), suggestions of words:suggestions are by frequency of use.

This feature will give Fedora users a interesting, more modern input experience.


  • Develop initial version of ibus-european-table. [done]
  • Submit package for review and build. [done]
  • Test in rawhide and updates-testing. [in progress]
  • Fix bugs reported [in progress]

Test Plan

For installation of typing booster for particular language, user needs to install hunspell dictioanries for that particular language Following example shows Typing booster for English language

  • Installation of English Hunspell dictionary
    • sudo yum install hunspell-en -y
  • Addition/installation of input method
    • sudo yum install ibus-hunspell-table -y
    • Run im-chooser (Input method selector) and select ibus
    • Right click on desktop panel's ibus icon -> select preference -> click on input method
    • Choose English(US) - Hunspell from English language submenu
  • Testing the appication
    • Open any text creation application
    • Click on ibus icon and select English(US) - Hunspell to start typing-booster for English language

Enjoy! and report any bugs or suggestions!

User Experience

Users have a new predictive input method which allows them to write in different languages with completion. It is particularly convenient for typing longer unfamiliar words. Boost in typing process with accurate spellings.


  • No other packages depend on this.
  • Upstream is maintained by feature owner

Contingency Plan


Release Notes

  • Typing booster is a predictive text input method for different languages. It enhances user typing experience.