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== Sinhala Unicode Font ==
 
== Sinhala Unicode Font ==
Install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17817 ttf-lklug] from the [[AUR]].
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Install {{AUR|ttf-lklug}} from the [[AUR]].
  
 
== Guide to install Sinhala Unicode Font ==
 
== Guide to install Sinhala Unicode Font ==
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=== sayura-ibus ===
 
=== sayura-ibus ===
Install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=59277 ibus-sayura] from the AUR.
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Install {{AUR|ibus-sayura}} from the AUR.
 
For more information about see [[Ibus|Ibus Article]]
 
For more information about see [[Ibus|Ibus Article]]
  
 
=== sayura-scim ===
 
=== sayura-scim ===
Install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17730 scim-sayura] from the AUR.
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Install {{AUR|scim-sayura}} from the AUR.
  
 
=== scim configuration ===
 
=== scim configuration ===

Revision as of 15:09, 26 December 2014

This page explains how to get the Sinhala unicode support and sinhala unicode input to work using ibus (sayura-ibus) or scim (sayura-scim).

Sinhala Unicode Font

Install ttf-lklugAUR from the AUR.

Guide to install Sinhala Unicode Font

Download and Install lklug.ttf Sinhala Unicode font file

sudo pacman -S wget
sudo wget -P /usr/share/fonts http://sinhala.sourceforge.net/files/lklug.ttf

Then Run the following command

fc-cache -fv

And proceed to the below steps..

Enabling Sinhala Locale

Edit /etc/locale.gen. Uncomment following line

si_LK UTF-8

Run following program

locale-gen

Immediately you'll be able to read Sinhala Unicode in your programs (If not You may need to restart the relavent programs. eg: Firefox)

Sinhala Unicode Input Support

sayura-ibus

Install ibus-sayuraAUR from the AUR. For more information about see Ibus Article

sayura-scim

Install scim-sayuraAUR from the AUR.

scim configuration

More about scim can be found here. To enable scim add following lines to /etc/profile

export XMODIFIERS=@im=SCIM
export GTK_IM_MODULE="scim"
export QT_IM_MODULE="scim"

Further Reading and More Information