[arch-general] Writing my mother tongue in LibreOffice.

Ray Rashif schiv at archlinux.org
Fri Aug 12 14:19:38 EDT 2011

On 12 August 2011 21:38, Shridhar Daithankar <ghodechhap at ghodechhap.net> wrote:
> On Friday 12 Aug 2011 6:35:59 PM Madhurya Kakati wrote:
>> So basically I can use my english qwerty keyboard to enter assamese
>> characters? That's great. So I just have to install ibus and then I
>> can write in Assamese in libreoffice writer?
> There are multiple ways to achieve the same thing. It all boil downs to how to
> inform X that what keyboard layout you are using.
> I regularly type मराठी(marathi) in all my programs from KDE and do not need any
> special installation.
> Just go to system settings -> input devices -> keyboard layout -> configure
> layout and add the desired layout. Thats all.
> I just checked it but asamese is not listed in there. Closest one is bengali.
> Even in indian layout, there is no asamese variant.

I think this is why:

"The present standard is identical to the Bengali script except for
two letters."

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assamese_script

Also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Multilingual_support_(Indic)#Check_for_existing_support

Where Bengali and Assamese are in the same box.


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