[IAEP] How do I switch the keyboard to another character set?

Edward Cherlin echerlin at gmail.com
Sun Dec 26 13:01:46 EST 2010

On Sun, Dec 26, 2010 at 01:42, Caryl Bigenho <cbigenho at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi...
> If one had a simple overlay with the Urdu keyboard symbols on it, what would
> be the exact procedure for switching the keys to Urdu?  I tried in My
> Settings-> Keyboard-> Urdu -> Urdu Pakistan, but the result was a lot of
> little squares with symbols in them... maybe hex code? They look similar to
> what I have seem from some of my multilingual acquaintances on Facebook.
> Anybody know how to do this?

I believe that you only need to install an Urdu font such as
ttf-paktype/tehreer. Most Arabic fonts omit several letters needed in
Urdu. I have appended a screen capture from Sugar on Ubuntu.

> Caryl
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