Bug 3717 - Keyboard layout for Thaana script
Summary: Keyboard layout for Thaana script
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 3716
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: * Other (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.2
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Linux (All)
: low enhancement
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact:
Keywords: i18n
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-07-06 17:47 UTC by Daniel Stone
Modified: 2005-07-06 03:03 UTC (History)
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Description FreeDesktop Bugzilla Database Corruption Fix User 2005-07-06 17:47:56 UTC
Hi team, 
Its been over a few days I've been using linux. I have been looking for ways  
to use 'dhivehi' script in Fedora Core 3. Dhivehi is a language used in the  
Maldives and can be written from right-to-left, much like Arabic with strokes  
below and above the letters.  
Since this language was not included in the keyboard layouts during initial  
installations, I was wondering whether there's a way to submit the keyboard  
map for this language. In spite of the fact that I am not a developer, I  
would very much like to see this language being used along  
with other languages like Hindu, Tamil and Singhalese. Presently, Dhivehi is 
supported by Windows XP and other Microshot Office Products. 
Before I go on I would like to give you a brief overview of how this language  
looks like and how it ought to work in the righ-to-left cursor context. 
For instance, the word 'sa', if pronounced and written in dhivehi, the text  
would be typed (supposing the cursor now moves from right-to-left):  
where, the cursor is indicated in square brackets. The 'a' is a stroke that  
will appear on top of the Dhivehi letter equivalent of 's'. 
My request here is to see whether it is possible to develop the keyboard  
layout for this language for it to be used in Xorg and/or other desktop 
interfaces such as KDE/Gnome.   
Being a new linux user, I must apologise for the lack of details and 
specificity of the problem. I look forward to using Dhivehi in linux OS and 
hopefully encouraging Maldivians to use Open-source software.  
Please find further resources about 'thaana' here: 
Thanking for your time and cooperation, 
Kind Regards 
Comment 1 Chris Lee 2005-07-06 20:03:52 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 3716 ***

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