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Installing Sinhala Unicode Support in Kubuntu

Here’s how to Install Sinhala Unicode Support on Kubuntu also this may work with (Ubuntu/Mint/Debian)

To View Properly You need to run this video on Full Screen.

also read the Sinhala Install help located at http://sinhala.sourceforge.net/

1. Open your favorite web browser and go to http://sinhala.sf.net

2. Find your OS version and copy the correct APT source. (Ubuntu 8.04 & 8.10 both use the same)

3. Go to /etc/apt and Edit the file “sources.list” as super user (sudo) and add the APT source you copied and save the file and close it.

4. Open a Shell and Run

  • apt-get update
  • apt-get install sinhala-gnu-linux
  • apt-get upgrade
  • im-switch -z all_ALL -s scim-immodule

5. Logout from Kubuntu and Login back to Kubuntu.

6. Your Done, visit http://sinhala.kalingasblogs.com you should see Sinhala. :D

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8 Responses to “Installing Sinhala Unicode Support in Kubuntu”

  1. හර්ෂණ Says:

    Really gud work, should be good news for GNU/Linux users.

  2. prasan Says:

    For Debian 5.0 (Lenny) and Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) now you don’t have to modify ‘sources.list’ since sinhala support is finally merged in to Universe repository.

    But I think ‘sinhala-gnu-linux’ meta package is not there so you have to just type

    “apt-get install ttf-sinhala-lklug scim scim-gtk2-immodule im-switch scim-m17n m17n-db m17n-contrib language-pack-si-base”

  3. කාලිංග Says:

    @prasan

    Thank you so much for sharing that info!

  4. prasan Says:

    Kalinga could you please share the tool you use to capture the screen? (in Windows)?

  5. කාලිංග Says:

    @prasan

    i took a Video out from the PC (VGA S-Video) and use my DVR to recode it, then transfer the mpeg2 file to Vista and use the Windows Movie Maker to add/edit the file and uploaded the final one to youtube.

    did try to find few screen capture programs, some we have to pay, some had virus (spyware) :D didn’t find any thing good.

  6. Ravindu Says:

    For screen capture use Camtasia it’s the best commercial ap, but for FOSS Use CamStudio http://www.camstudio.org.

    ” කාලිංග Says:
    December 6th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    @prasan

    i took a Video out from the PC (VGA S-Video) and use my DVR to recode it, then transfer the mpeg2 file to Vista and use the Windows Movie Maker to add/edit the file and uploaded the final one to youtube.

    did try to find few screen capture programs, some we have to pay, some had virus (spyware) :D didn’t find any thing good.”

    It’s very unpleasant to here these kind of words from this blogger “didn’t find any thing good” while there are best open source software like CamStudio. I’m pure linux guy and using
    gtk-recordmydesktop in ubuntu jaunty 64x in my notebook.

    Don’t miss lead viewers..

  7. කාලිංග Says:

    @Ravindu

    it may be good to you and might not be good to me, well its my view. and its not misleadings, it simply mean i didn’t find any thing good. that don’t mean there ant any thing good. its what i feel about the product, i have the right to say what i like and dislike.

  8. Ravindu Says:

    Actually I don’t want to insult you.This is a great blog so then I think you should me more informative to impress the viewer supplying more resources.Keep up your work in Sinhala.

    There is a bug in scim in *buntu 9.04 when switching for another language layout.

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