Archive for January, 2006

indlinux wiki upgraded

In the ongoing process of revamping website, wiki upgraded to mediawiki 1.5.6 . All Wiki user accounts will also go for a review & invalid ones (history of spamming, lost passwords, unreachable email ids) dropped. A Todo for later is confirmation of new account, by email verification.
First page (index.html) will also have to get a new look, while wiki is reorganized to make it more easily navigable, with no new page going in as orphan page.
Some more planned website activities outlined here.


IIIMF-Indic-Maps 0.4 released

G. Naresh Kumar writes on the telugu list

The package IIIMF-Indic-Maps includes RTS, WX and Apple IIIMF maps for
Telugu and Tamil. It also consists of scripts to generate IIIMF keyboard
maps (mostly phonetic in nature) for Indian Languages.

This release includes enhancements to the RTS keyboard layout for auto
generation of sunna/anusvara. It also includes most of the RIT2.0 and
RIT3.0 specific key combinations.

This can be downloaded from

Keyboard setup instructions can be found at

Release Contributors:
Suraj N. Kurapati
Naresh Kumar Gadepalli


rangoli live cd 1.0 beta released

Rangoli is multilingual Live CD from 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

This version of Live CD features the following

  • Gnome 2.10
  • KDE 3.4.3
  • OpenOffice 2.0
  • Following languages are available as boot options

  • KDE – Hindi, Tamil
  • GNOME – Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi
  • This features work from following Language teams

  • Bengali –
  • Hindi –
  • Gujarati –
  • Punjabi –
  • Tamil –
  • 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
  • OOo customization
  • Include Indic enabled Firefox.
  • Lots of user documentation to write!
  • To volunteer/contribute join the indlinux-group list
    or at IRC at #indlinux on