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Old 7th June 2007, 03:00 AM
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Tamil in Fedora

My native language is Tamil.
Few days before I installed Fedora 7 in one of my partition,installation went smoothly and I got a new desktop.As said first impression is the best impression,it impressed me a lot.
I had some problem in getting into internet thro my Huawei E220 3G modem here in singapore.This was resolved by one good sole SSmith from this forum.
When I got internet,first I tried a Tamil web page,totally unreadable.Because I had the same problem in Ubuntu,I download the Tamil language pack from add and remove programmes.
Log out or restart the PC allows me to see the fonts properly.If u need to type in Tamil,download firefox add on "Tamil Key" and install.
After restart firefox u can type Tamil by "Alt+8".(Change the default config for this key before trying)
Those facing problem in reading Thamiz,may try this method.
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Old 7th June 2007, 06:32 AM
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i try tamil once in a while just to know the status of things. i know of a few people who can be migrated from windows to linux if only a proper phonetic tamil input system is existing.

can you please direct me to something?--a phonetic entry system for tamil in FC. Tried SCIM, couldnt get the phonetic system.
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Old 7th June 2007, 06:52 AM
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Hi,

Please try to install m17n-db (yum -y install m17n-db-tamil) & then restart your scim.Now ctrl+space to enable scim & then go to 'scim setup' & enable Tamil layouts. Thereafter you could be able to type in tamil phonetic layout.

Please do let me know, if you have any more queries.
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Old 7th June 2007, 07:24 AM
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I had no problem in Fedora 6 for typing in Tamil in open office.In SCIM you can enable tamil keyboard.
In ubuntu,SCIM doesn't works this way.I am still struggling in that.
When my problems are solved one by one,I may stick to F7.
Thanks "ankit" for that info.
If you want to type phonetic in Web page Mr Mukunth's tamil key is the best so far.
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Old 7th June 2007, 09:36 AM
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After installing Fedora 7 on my machine i realized about another problem/issue you can say.

Even though you have all scim & m17n-db packages installed for your language, you couldn't be able to enable typing in your language, because the default hotkey to trigger input method (Ctrl+Space), which used to be in FC6, is now disabled by default. So, all you need to do is set it initially, by right-clicking on "Keyboad icon on top panel" => Scim Setup => Front End => Global setup = Trigger (select it as Control+space). Now it will allow you to change into your local language typing.
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Old 7th June 2007, 11:47 PM
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Ya ankit
yesterday night I tried in open office and text edior,it works.
Better than Ubuntu.
Thanks for your direction.
தமிழ் இப்போது தெரிகிறதா?
சுலபம் தான்,முயல்பவர்களுக்கு.
இதை கூட இப்போது பெடோரா 7 யில் இருந்து தான் தட்டச்சு செய்கிறேன்.
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Old 8th June 2007, 09:01 AM
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ankit u could probably help me here....

please find attached my conf...im still not able to get to type in phonetic tamil in ooo, even the shortcut ctrl+space does not seem to work
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Old 8th June 2007, 10:21 AM
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Hi bmvbab,

Please check whether you followed below steps or not:
1. Login into your native-language (Tamil here) first.
2. Check for necessary package installations.
[ankit@host59 ~]$ rpm -q scim scim-m17n m17n-lib m17n-db m17n-db-tamil
scim-1.4.5-18.fc7
scim-m17n-0.2.1-1.fc7
m17n-lib-1.3.4-1.1.fc7
m17n-db-1.3.4-9.fc7
m17n-db-tamil-1.3.4-9.fc7
[ankit@host59 ~]$
3. If any of the above is missing do "yum -y install <package_name>"
4. scim-restart
5. Right-Click on the Keyboard icon on the top panel => Scim setup =>
Front End => Global Setup => Trigger => Control+Space => Press "Apply" -> "OK"
IMEngine => Global Setup => Enable the languages & layouts you want.
6. scim-restart OR Logout -> Login again in your native lang (Tamil here)
7. Run your prefered application (OOwriter here)
8. Press Ctrl+Space & you should be able to start typing in your native langugaes (Tamil here).

After following steps 1-6, you don't need to repeat 2-6 later on. You need to do 1,7 & 8 only.

Btw, the screenshot you attached: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/attach...chmentid=12364 is for xkb input method. You don't need to play with it, while working with scim. Please reset it to defaults.

Let me know, if still it's not working.
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Old 9th June 2007, 04:31 AM
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easy way to write in tamil

hi!

apart from this interesting way, i came across this tool through my class mate recently which helps u in writing in tamil ,just wanted t share with u guys
its http://quillpad.in/tamil
it helps u in converting to native script very easily . u just need to know to speak in tamil, it will do rest of the job

have fun!!!
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Old 9th June 2007, 05:49 AM
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Hi bmvbap
Look at this link,http://kumarlinux.blogspot.com/2007/06/2.html ,very detailed and moreover in tamiz too.
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Old 9th June 2007, 05:54 AM
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Hi Sakalakala vallavan
Nice link.Instead of looming around,we can use Tamil key in firefox and just tap ctrl+f8 will allow you to put tamil directly.
pl.see the link in my reply above and pass comments,if any.
Thanks
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Old 9th June 2007, 10:53 AM
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thats fine!! i went thru ur post
actually i read in one of the blogs "mozilla messes up with tamil" that this tamil key doesnt work tat that well ,but i am not sure as i havent tried it out myself. but will try n come back yo you
anyways, i have been using quillpad for quite sometime now and am extremely comfortable as of now
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Old 11th June 2007, 09:01 AM
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tnx svenkatesan and ankit...scim-restart was not doing the job, but a logout/login did it and must agree that the phonetic capabilities are pretty impressive....tnx again...
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Old 12th June 2007, 01:05 AM
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Hi bmvbab
Enjoy it.
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Old 14th June 2007, 04:04 PM
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Hi
you mentioned
Quote:
Originally Posted by ankit

5. Right-Click on the Keyboard icon on the top panel => Scim setup =>
by right click on Keyboard icon, it show "Add this to launcher to panel, ...."
Is the default operation for all icon, where the "scim setup" please
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