OS Support for Sinhala Unicode


Operating system GNU/Linux Debian/Ubuntu RedHat Linux Open Suse XP Vista Apple Mac
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Ubuntu, Debian and other GNU/Linux based systems

GNU/Linux has a high level of support for Sinhala Unicode. Most systems simply require a Sinhala Unicode font.

More information is available at:

http://www.nongnu.org/sinhala/doc/howto/sinhala-howto.html

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 - RHEL 5

RHEL 5 comes with full sinhala unicode support.

The RedHat installer also comes with full Sinhala support

The interfaces (menus etc) have also been partly translated to sinhala and is work in progress.

More information is available at:

http://www.siyabas.lk/redhat (Sinhala version)

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Microsoft Windows XP

The simplified installer for Sinhala/Tamil Unicde can be downloaded from here. (15Mb)

The installation instructions can be downloaded from here.

The interfacecs (menus etc) of windows XP have not been translated.

Sinhala kit for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and 3 (beta version)

Internet Explorer 6

IE6 Sinhala support can be installed by downloading a small kit that is only 1.5MB .
This gives read only Sinhala support.

It can be downloaded from here.
Installation guidelines are available here.

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Microsoft Windows Vista

The quick fix installs the keyboard driver and changes system settings to enable sinhala language support.

This fix provided by Microsoft is under testing.

The interfaces in Vista have not yet been translated.

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Apple Macintosh

A commercial support pack is available at :

http://www.xenotypetech.com/osxSinhala.html

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