Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Sat 29 Nov 2014, 02:15
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects » Localization Project
Need help with Tamil language support
Moderators: Lobster, MU, raffy
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 1 of 1 [15 Posts]  
Author Message
varaahan


Joined: 22 Dec 2005
Posts: 53
Location: Chennai, India

PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2006, 10:12    Post subject:  Need help with Tamil language support  

My mother tongue is Tamil.
I don't know how to input Tamil alphabets.
I need a keyboard driver under phonetic system
with Unicode support.
Some ttf fonts may also be used for this.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
phantrongnghia


Joined: 24 Apr 2006
Posts: 205
Location: Hanoi,Vietnam

PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2006, 22:37    Post subject:  

What Input method of your country ( such as Vietnamese is x-unikey)?
You installed successfully you Tamil typing in other distro?And can type good in other distro(ubuntu,suse...)?
Can you give me your Tamil inputmethod and user guide?
Nghia
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Yahoo Messenger 
Hacao


Joined: 10 Aug 2005
Posts: 225
Location: Saigon, Vietnam

PostPosted: Thu 15 Jun 2006, 23:46    Post subject: OK  

Hi !

We will make Tamil Puppy by remaster Hacao (easy way) & add your typing software. You can tranlate Tamil language for us to make it. Smile

Thanks,

_________________
Hacao Linux 2009 CE released !

Hacao.com English & Vietnamese !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
MU


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 13644
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2006, 06:09    Post subject:  

http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=8417

This should add tamil input method to leafpad, abiword, gnumeric.

If the font does not support Tamil, try this one.
It is much larger, with hebrew and arab, so with some luck, it supports Tamil, too.
http://www.ipd.uka.de/~muelle/ARIALUNI.zip

Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
varaahan


Joined: 22 Dec 2005
Posts: 53
Location: Chennai, India

PostPosted: Fri 16 Jun 2006, 09:38    Post subject:  

Although I have Slackware,PCLinuxOS,Puppy in my box , I have not tried to use Tamil in linux. I have used a software "kural" from www.kstarsoft.com which is compatible with windows. They use unicode and TSCKural ttf fonts and the input method is selectable bteween Tamil Typewriter layout as well as Phonetic layout.
I don't know Tamil typing and so I use phonetic keyboard.

If I could get to know how to compose in Tamil, I will give Windows its seat in coffin. From linux I can view Tamil sites but composing a mail in Tamil in Thunderbird or writing in a word processor is still eluding me in linux.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
varaahan


Joined: 22 Dec 2005
Posts: 53
Location: Chennai, India

PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun 2006, 09:58    Post subject:  

phantrongnghia wrote:
What Input method of your country ( such as Vietnamese is x-unikey)?
You installed successfully you Tamil typing in other distro?And can type good in other distro(ubuntu,suse...)?
Can you give me your Tamil inputmethod and user guide?
Nghia


There is one Tamil editor for unix "akaraam" . I don't know if it works in all linux distros.

http://www.tamil.net/tscii/akaram.tar.Z
(this is the download link)

The main page is http://www.infitt.org/tscii/archives/msg00929.html

I have not tried this so far.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
MU


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 13644
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun 2006, 11:40    Post subject:  

gives a "page not found"-error Sad

...google...
there it is:
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5180/tabfonts.html
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/5180/akaram.zip

But I get an error when I run it, and I don't know Tcl/TK enough to fix it Confused


Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
MU


Joined: 24 Aug 2005
Posts: 13644
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany

PostPosted: Sat 17 Jun 2006, 12:35    Post subject:  

I made a Dotpup of Akaram including everything:
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=54121#54121
Mark
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 
raffy

Joined: 25 May 2005
Posts: 4796
Location: Manila

PostPosted: Sun 23 Jul 2006, 21:08    Post subject: Related links  

Inserting these links under this thread for the readers:

Editor
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=8734

Dotpups and Success!
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=9560

_________________
Puppy user since Oct 2004. Want FreeOffice? Get the sfs (English only).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
pmshah

Joined: 31 Aug 2006
Posts: 84
Location: India

PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2006, 03:34    Post subject: Tamil Fonts  

Tamil fonts are definitely unicode. You can try to get the ttf ones off of Leap-Lite word processor for Windows from C-Dac Pune. It has a whole collection of Indian fonts. C-Dac has transliteration software covering over 25 Asian languages so they might even have something on phonetis leyboard.

I believe you can get these for free.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Sit Heel Speak


Joined: 30 Mar 2006
Posts: 2595
Location: downwind

PostPosted: Thu 31 Aug 2006, 15:32    Post subject: Re: Tamil Fonts  

pmshah wrote:
Tamil fonts are definitely unicode. You can try to get the ttf ones off of Leap-Lite word processor...

Varaahan and I explored Tamil fonts in the other thread

http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?p=62293

There is a download site for three Tamil .ttf fonts in that thread. It is the page

www.ahobilam.com/tamil

and instructions for employing these fonts are in that thread, if carefully perused.

Santyam Karunam Karma,
SHS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mauran

Joined: 16 Oct 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct 2006, 16:06    Post subject: some Tamil talks here huh?  

Accidently I came accross this conversation.
sounds interesting.

I'm hanging around with linux tamil localization for some years. Now I'm with Ubuntu.

Hre are some tips for you guys,

these are the packeges you need to install on puppy to get Tamil work well.

1. pango - Unicode renderer
2. pango enabled browser - pass MOZ_ENABLE_PANGO=1 when launch it
3. Tamil Unicode fonts. can download some FOSS fonts on www.thamizha.com
4. GTK-IM package for tamil
5. scim
6. scim-tables
7. scim tables data
8. scim-m17n
9. m17n libs. m17n-db
10 libotf

If you want interface in Tamil, you have to install some translation packages. or get gettext packages of puppy and translate it.

anyone have interest in remastering and enableing tamil in puppy please contact me via email mmauran@gmail.com
I like to talk with you all.


thanks

-M.Mauran
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mauran

Joined: 16 Oct 2006
Posts: 2

PostPosted: Mon 16 Oct 2006, 16:09    Post subject:  

hey
just now I saw the link
http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=9560

you have done lot of things.

Thanks.

sorry for my previous reply. i didn't read this thred carefully.
Shocked Shocked
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
kishore

Joined: 17 Jun 2006
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Tue 06 Feb 2007, 02:50    Post subject:  Marathi support
Subject description: Marathi support added this way
 

You can have jwm menu in tamil this way,

1. cd /
2. tar -zxvf /pathto/tamil.tar.gz
3. chooselocale (select ta_IN)
4. edit /root/.jwmrc (sample DOTjwmrc for marathi included)
5. restart window manager.

I did it successfuly to get Marathi using gargi.ttf font.
tamil.tar.gz
Description 
gz

 Download 
Filename  tamil.tar.gz 
Filesize  286.42 KB 
Downloaded  868 Time(s) 
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
anni123

Joined: 27 May 2007
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sun 27 May 2007, 06:58    Post subject: hi
Subject description: saw a new website
 

hi!!

i saw a new thing over net recently. i want to share that over here.
if one can talk well in tamil , this will definitely help

http://quillpad.in

ஒரு தடவை சொன்னா நூறு தடவை சொன்னா மாதிரி
ஆண்டவன் சொல்லரான் அருணாச்சல்ம் செய்யறான்

these are some things which i typed using the tool ..just in a few seconds.
u just need to type in english what u want to say in tamil, it will do the translation.
there are also some search features available.. i found it extremely useful and i am using it nowadays to chat with my friends..
நாளை பார்க்கலாம்
நன்றி விடைபெறுகிறேன்
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 1 of 1 [15 Posts]  
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects » Localization Project
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0865s ][ Queries: 12 (0.0129s) ][ GZIP on ]