On a fresh 5.1 installation I don't see input method indicator on a wingpanel. Aside of it everything is working – ibus-daemon is added to the startup applications, I can change the layout with the hotkeys, but anyway, I'd have a place to see what's the current layout.

wingpanel-indicator-keyboard is installed, ibus-daemon is operating. So any suggestions on how to get the layout icon on wingpanel?

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Some guy on elementary subreddit helped me. There is a bug discussed on github: https://github.com/elementary/wingpanel-indicator-keyboard/issues/80

As suggested, I've changed org.gnome.desktop.input-sources from [('ibus', 'us'), ('xkb', 'ru')] to [('xkb', 'us'), ('xkb', 'ru')] with the dconf-editor GUI tool, and the indicator is visible now.

  • the path is org.gnome.desktop.input-sources.sources at the moment
    – daGo
    Apr 4, 2021 at 6:39

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