[Production] Amharic input
echerlin at gmail.com
Thu May 8 04:31:54 EDT 2008
On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 7:03 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at behdad.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 22:54 +0200, Bernie Innocenti wrote:
> > Behdad is also on cc because
> > I remember he was quite a guru of these things (let us
> > know if you just want to be left in peace).
> Thanks for adding. I never mind.
> Excuse my ignorance; I'm not familiar with Amharic requirements. I
> think the question comes down to whether the Amharic keyboard layout is
> enough or whether an input method is needed. If keyboard layout is
> enough, then just removing the input method from GTK+ seems to do it.
The Ethiopian writing system is a syllabary with 345 characters, and
does not fit on a keyboard layout. There is a SCIM IME for Amharic,
and one called EZ+.
Numerous other methods of entering Amharic exist, using different
encodings and keyboard layouts, and non-Unicode fonts. Some of these
methods are used on Web sites, including e-mail, providing their own
methods for typing. A Latin alphabet keyboard such as standard US
QWERTY can be used for these.
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