Posted: June 14, 2011 Filed under: Linux, Original Article, Tutorial | Tags: 04, 10, 10.04, 10.10, 11.04, administration, தமிழ், dravidian, ibus, indic, indie, language, linux, maverick, meerkat, source, tamil, tutorial, ubuntu
To type a indic language on Linux you need to do some work before you get it working and before we start I am assuming that you are using ubuntu Linux 10.04 or higher .
The first thing you need is to install ibus
so to install ibus open terminal and type
sudo apt-get install ibus
sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n
after installing ibus and m17n go to System->Administration->Language Support in the Gnome menu
Select keyboard input system as ibus
Click on Install/Remove Languages -> Select Tamil -> Select all the Components ->Apply the changes.
Then go to System->Preferences->Keyboard Input Methods
Goto Input Method Tab , Select an Input method and then choose Tamil -> Tamil-phonetic and click Add
Enable Show icon on System tray
then your preferred shortcut keys .
Choose Tamil from the keyboard icon in the notification area
and now you can type தமிழ் (Tamil) !!
நண்றி வணக்கம் !
Post you comments and Suggestions in the section below .
Posted: March 14, 2011 Filed under: Linux, Ubuntu | Tags: 04, 11, 11.04, beings, counter, foss, free, gnome, gtk, human, linux, maverick, meerkat, narwhal, natty, open, qt, source, ubuntu, unity
The Latest Upcoming Distro of Ubuntu is 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) , and here is a nice counter from a German blog .
The Latest release comes with the totally redesigned Unity interface .
Lets wait and see how it turns out !!