Redhat 7.2 Enabled with Indian languages support
This project work is to enable Redhat 7.2 with Indian languages support
(for Tamil and Hindi languages)
We have done this in two steps.
i) Input method for Indian Languages.
For Indian languages input we have modified the X
library such that in any application we can use this facility without
modifying that applications.
/usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.2 with our modified library Modified Glyph based XLib
to enabel Indain
ii) Customized Applications (KDE desktop and primary applications
like koffice, gcc, pine)
developed a rpm named indlinux-1.0-1.i386.rpm
In this rpm we have provided all the mo
files for applications like
and gcc. This rpm also contains mlterm
terminal) and the map files and fonts that necessary to local language
TrueType fonts we need True Type Font server(ttfs
download and install xfstt-1.0-1.i386.rpm
Take a backup
of existing /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.2, then copy the modified library
libX11.so.6.2 as /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.2.
Set the two
environment variables in your .bashrc (for selecting the language).
starting X, we should set the true type font path as follows.
$ xinit &
$ xfstt &
$ xset fp+ unix/:7101
To make it
every time, We can put the above lines in .Xclients-default
Now the KDE
will start to work in Tamil or Hindi.
How to type in Indian Language
toggle key 'left ctrl + left shift' and then start to type in Tamil or
To change the
language to English once again press the toggle key.
How to start Multi-Lingual Terminal (mlterm)
mlterm give the following command
Now you can
see the mlterm. In this terminal you can see gcc and pine working for