Friday, June 25, 2010

#Linux provides input methods for the languages from #India

In the #Ubuntu Software Centre, there is a piece of software called the Indic Onscreen Keyboard. The software provides a virtual keyboard for many of the languages from India; Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Oriya, Sindhi, Tamil and Telugu.

The Ubuntu software provides you with a drop down menu from which you can select one of these languages. Given that the software is Open Source, I would love to see it find its place on all the phones, computers where it makes a difference for the people from India.

Having such input methods may help to provide a level playing field for these languages on the Internet. I cannot really recommend this software as I can not properly test it. I am happy to post a review by a guest blogger though :)

1 comment:

പ്രവീണ്‍||Praveen said...

Alternative input tools for linux are much mature than those of windows. For example iBus.