Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

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Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby bala » Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:21 am

Hi

I would like to be able to type in any application with text input in the Tamil language with a phonetic keyboard. Can you please share how this could be done?

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Re: Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby libregeekingkid » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:47 am

We'll surely help with this. I am not sure yet, but I'll do some search and let you know about it soon. Can you confirm whether tamil is available in the Indian keyboard layout or not?

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Re: Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby bala » Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:38 am

Thanks for the response. I didn't get your question properly. Can you explain what you mean by Indian Keyboard Layout?

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Re: Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby vik » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:59 am

Hi Bala,

You can enable Tamil keyboard support by doing either:

<super key>
type settings
enter settings
open regional and language
in input sources add Tamil

An icon should appear to right, giving you the ability to switch between languages.

You can of course also reach settings from the drop down menu top right.

We really need a wiki page to cover enabling support for Indian languages, will try and get some effort devoted towards that.

Offering keyboards for sale via the our upcoming online store would also make a lot of sense. Do you know if Tamil keyboards are readily available - or do people use some sort of keyboard overlay?

Keyboard stickers? now that's a DIY approach that would be very much Hamara :)
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Re: Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby vik » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:15 pm

There are some overlays here that we could potentially convert into sticker packs:
http://ildc.in/inscriptlayout.html
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Re: Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby bala » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:13 am

Recently updated the hamara install after two months. Now the language option is working smoothly. Earlier the dialog box wouldn't open at all. Very easy to switch between languages now. Thanks.

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Re: Enabling Tamil phonetic typing

Postby bala » Tue Jun 23, 2015 4:14 am

Stickers are a great idea, Vik. Would love to pilot test it with my team.


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