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

Caryl Bigenho cbigenho at hotmail.com
Sun Dec 26 14:08:02 EST 2010


Ed Cherlin suggests installing an Urdu font (on the XO, I assume).  So, where do I find instructions for doing this and the file I would need to download to the XO?  Why isn't it already there or on the wiki.  People are using Urdu keyboards, right?


> Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 13:01:46 -0500
> Subject: Re: [IAEP] How do I switch the keyboard to another character set?
> From: echerlin at gmail.com
> To: cbigenho at hotmail.com
> CC: support-gang at laptop.org; iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org
> 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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