Support for Kannada language has come a long way on GNU/Linux operating systems. Modern distributions of Ubuntu, Debian etc., have excellent support for writing and reading kannada. However, some software packages still need to be installed and configured.
Install required packages
$ sudo apt-get install scim scim-m17n scim-gtk2-immodule ttf-kannada-fonts $ scim-setup &
ctrl+alt+space as the trigger for switching keyboard layouts.
Create 75scim file under
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/ with following lines (if you have 90im-switch, better to remove it for this setup)
export XIM_PROGRAM="/usr/bin/scim -d"
logout and login
ctl+alt+space should bring up the scim toolbar on the right hand bottom corner of the screen. If not, launch
scim & from the shell.
I use the
kn-itrans keyboard layout.
Malige.ttffonts as described on this page.
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