For all fans of bolnagri , it just became easier (goodbye scim!).
bolnagri map is now being combined into the common Indic xkb map.. so
it will be available always & directly selected through traditional
keyboard selection tools of GNOME & KDE etc.
For the impatient.. download
& do the following (as root)
# cp in.txt /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/
# cd /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols
# cp in in.orig
# mv in.txt in
(all this will not be needed to be done in future, once the map is
included into Xorg, then it will always be available, not needing a
then just open your keyboard applet and select ‘India’, in which
select ‘bolnagri’ & follow usual keyboard switching shortcuts (Left
Alt+Shift) or which ever is set.
Note: matras come by default when using ( a, e ,i , o , u ), use it
with Right Alt + key or Shift + Right Alt + key to get the vowel
for à¤“ – Ralt + o , for à¤” – Shift+Ralt+o
New deb package for bolnagri released, for Debian Etch and
derivatives. Should also work on Ubuntu 6.10/7.04
this takes into account the recent changes in location of xkb maps in
available in FRS
Thanks to Kartik Mistry for building package.
Some of the indic xkb maps have been updated, as per the bugs here
http://www.indlinux.org/wiki/index.php/InscriptBugs, mainly removing the invalid chars existing in kan, ori, ml, tel & tml maps..
updated maps are in CVS here – http://indlinux.cvs.sourceforge.net/indlinux/indic-im/xorg-xkb/
they will be pushed upstream into xorg & debian xkb package soon..
The proposed Indic Meet stands abandoned, due to lack of encouraging response & initiative.
This doesnt meen there wouldnt be any meet in future, only that the usual annual september indic gathering wouldnt happen this year.
Anyone welcome to take initiative to plan & organize events in future…
Rangoli is multilingual Live CD from IndLinux.org based on Morphix project (which is based on KNOPPIX & Debian). It boots directly into the chosen language desktop as available on boot menus.
This is a demo & test release, primarily intended for testing out Indic stuff and not for production use. A final version would be coming up by Jan’06 end, which will also be the last of Rangoli live CD series.
Download ISO (688MB)
Feedback welcome at feedback AT indlinux dawt org or on the Indlinux-group lists
You can also hop into #indlinux at irc.freenode.net
This version of Live CD features the following
Following languages are available as boot options
KDE – Hindi, Tamil
GNOME – Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
This features work from following Language teams
Bengali – http://www.bengalinux.org
Hindi – http://www.indlinux.org/hindi
Gujarati – http://www.utkarsh.org
Punjabi – http://punlinux.sf.net
Tamil – http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tamilinix
Languages – Kannada, Malayalam, Oriya, Marathi not included since they dont have near complete KDE/GNOME desktops. Telugu disabled for font conflicts will be fixed in next release.
Nepali and Dzongkha also provided as demo purpose.
Lots of testing!!
better splash screens
indlinux themes for KDE & GNOME
getting installer working
add support for other langs.
get scim working
Include Indic enabled Firefox.
Lots of user documentation to write!
To volunteer/contribute join the indlinux-group list
or at IRC at #indlinux on irc.freenode.net
Three days into FOSS.IN, though the l10n is yet to happen, a lot of discussions happened. Many ppl meeting first time face to face.
As usual there was IndLinux stall, with the demos up & Gora working hard on them. Indic Computing BoF meet happened along with FOSS in education, one point stood out that down the line both have to go hand in hand. Discussion points for Indic centered around focussing on deployment activities, testing, and more aggressive community building of developers & users.
There were some discussions on starting Konkani localization & the issues involved in it since its written in 3 scripts.
Pebam from manipur was interested in knowing what needs to be done to start Manipuri localization. While Manipuri is written commonly in Bengali script, there have been recent efforts to revived the old Meetei script. Some googling brought out that Pravabati made a Meetei font & a keymap which is released under GNU GPL!.
Tomorrow (2nd Dec) whole day is localization track in Cox hall.