Hindi phonetic keyboard layout in openSUSE Tumbleweed

I installed openSUSE Tumbleweed from snapshot 20170203. Surprisingly I could not find the Hindi/Bolnagri layout as I use to in previous installations of openSUSE. I'm using GNOME and getting a Hindi phonetic keyboard layout is usually not much a hassle. With GNOME version 3.22.2 I suppose the configuration of keyboard layouts have met some changes. To add a keyboard layout now you should navigate to Settings > Region [Read More]

लिनुक्स ने किया हिन्दी टाइपिंग आसान

Some 15 years back on a weekend I visited my guruji’s place to fix something on his computer. I was amazed to find he had a keyboard with Hindi (Devanagari) letters. In those days I used to type in Hindi (on Windows) by enabling Asian languages. I later even bought Devanagari stickers and adorned my laptop. Back then my guruji told me he actually bought the keyboard and a [Read More]

Ravana Kritam Shiva Tandava Stotram

।। सार्थशिवताण्डवस्तोत्रम् ।। ।। श्रीगणेशाय नमः ।। जटाटवीगलज्जलप्रवाहपावितस्थले matted hair-thick as forest-water-flow-consecrated-area गलेऽवलम्ब्य लम्बितां भुजङ्गतुङ्गमालिकाम् | in the throat-stuck-hanging-snake-lofty-garland डमड्डमड्डमड्डमन्निनादवड्डमर्वयं damat-damat-damat-damat-having sound-drum-this चकार चण्डताण्डवं तनोतु नः शिवः शिवम् [Read More]

Indian Languages Support in Linux

Getting Indian languages support in Linux isn’t a tough task. Under Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, just do: apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts On openSUSE execute the following command: zypper install indic-fonts Open ‘Regional and Language’ from ‘System Settings’. Go to ‘Layouts’ and click on the ‘+’ button to add your language. The language selector should now be available from the desktop panel. [Read More]