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== Sinhala Unicode Font ==
 
== Sinhala Unicode Font ==
 
Install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17817 ttf-lklug] from the [[AUR]].
 
Install [https://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=17817 ttf-lklug] from the [[AUR]].
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== Guide to install Sinhala Unicode Font ==
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Download and Install '''[http://sinhala.sourceforge.net/files/lklug.ttf lklug.ttf]''' Sinhala Unicode font file
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sudo pacman -S wget
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sudo wget -P /usr/share/fonts http://sinhala.sourceforge.net/files/lklug.ttf
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Then Run the following command
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fc-cache -fv
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Immediately you'll be able to read Sinhala Unicode in your programs (If not You may need to restart the relavent programs. eg: Firefox)
  
 
== Enabling Sinhala Locale ==
 
== Enabling Sinhala Locale ==

Revision as of 05:09, 2 April 2013

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-lklug 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

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

Enabling Sinhala Locale

Edit /etc/locale.gen. Uncomment following line

si_LK UTF-8

Run following program

locale-gen

Sinhala Unicode Input Support

sayura-ibus

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

sayura-scim

Install scim-sayura 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