[ubuntu-in] How to install non-unicode hindi support in Ubuntu

सुरेश कुमार शुक्ल sureshkrshukla at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 06:27:57 BST 2009

नमस्ते शशांक,

Good that you know the typewriter layout.

System->Preferences->SCIM Input Method Setup

Now a GUI pops up. Inside that
IMEngine ->Global Setup

Now you can see list of Indian languages
Select Hindi and within that 'typewriter' (I cross checked these
details on fedora11 PC at hand but should be same)

If you are regular user of Hindi and would like to use a elegant and
complete solution, I would suggest using Inscript layout. Its keys are
laid out logically. There are also good quality keyboards (from TVS)
available in market.


2009/10/10 Mallikarjun <mallik.v.arjun at gmail.com>:
> On Sat, Oct 10, 2009 at 3:43 AM, Shashank Sahni <shredder12 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>     I am using Ubuntu 9.04 and wanted tu use Hindi. I have learnt hindi
>> typing on a typical typewriter and i am unable to find a similar keyboard
>> layout in Ubuntu. If there is a possible way then I would prefer this layout
>> over Unicode.
>> Can somone plz.. suggest me such a solution !!
> Did you try scim?  (I dont know what layout does a typewriter provides)
> sudo apt-get install scim
>> Regards,
>> Shashank Sahni

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