Title: Typing in Local Languages
Author: Pratik Kamble
Domain Reviewer: Praveen and Nancy
Keywords: Language Support, Hindi, Hindi KaGaPa Phonetic, Show Keyboard Layout
|Slide - Title||Welcome to the spoken tutorial on Typing in Local Languages in LibreOffice Writer|
|Slide - Learning Objectives|| In this tutorial, we will learn to:
|Slide: System Requirements|| This tutorial is recorded using
|Slide: Code files||
|Only Narration|| Now, I will explain how to configure Local language typing in Writer.
|Only Narration||To type in Hindi, we need Lohit Deva packages.|
|Only Narration||In the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, the Lohit Deva packages are installed by default.|
|Only Narration||Now let’s install or check packages for Devnagri font through the terminal.|
|Open Terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt +T||Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T keys together.|
|| Type the following command in the terminal
|Enter password and Press Enter||Type the admin password if prompted and press Enter.|
|Point to message|| You could get a message “fonts-lohit-deva is already the newest version”.
|Click on X icon||Once the installation is over, close the terminal.|
|Click on Show Application icon||Now click on the Show Applications or Dash home icon at the bottom left of the screen.|
|Type language support >> press Enter||In the search bar, type language support and then click on the Language Support icon.|
| Point to pop up box
|| If the language support is not installed completely, you may get a pop-up message box.
| Language Support dialog box
|| Now we are in the Language Support dialog box.
|Installed Languages dialog box|| Installed Languages dialog box opens up.
| Point to English
|| We can see that English is already selected by default.
| Put check mark
|| Put a check mark in the checkbox for Hindi.
| Authentication Required pop-up
|| A pop-up appears saying Authentication Required.
| Applying Changes dialog box
|| Applying Changes pop-up box opens and it shows a progress bar.
It may take some time to install the newly selected language package.
|Slide - Package Installation error|| Failed to download packages”
|Only Narration||Once done, the installation dialog box closes by itself.|
|Point to Hindi language|| Now, go to the Language for menus and windows section and scroll down.
| Point to Keyboard input method system
|| Make sure that the Keyboard input method system is set to IBus.
|Click on Close button||Now click on the Close button at the bottom right.|
|Click on Show Application||Click on the Show Applications or Dash home icon at the bottom left of the screen again.|
|Type Settings and Click on Settings||In the search bar, type Settings and click on the Settings icon.|
|Click on Settings - > Region & Language|| Under the heading Settings on the left, we can see list of Settings option
|Click on Input sources -> Plus symbol||To add the newly installed language Hindi, click on the plus symbol below the Input Sources section.|
| Point to Add and Input Source
|| Add an input source window opens.
|Type Hindi and click on Other option||In the search bar, type Hindi and click on it|
|Only Narration|| In case if Hindi language option is not available
|Point to various options||It has various options for Hindi input.|
|Select Hindi (KaGaPa phonetic)||Select Hindi (KaGaPa phonetic)|
|Click on Add button||Then click on the Add button located at the top right corner of the window.|
|Point to Input Sources -> Hindi||Now we can see the selected language Hindi as one of the Input Sources item.|
|Click on X icon||Close the Settings window by clicking on X icon.|
|Point to en|| Go to the Taskbar located at the top right corner of the desktop screen.
|Click on Down arrow||Click on the down arrow.|
|Point to Hindi KaGaPa||We see the newly added Hindi (KaGaPa phonetic) language along with English US.|
|Only Narration||To type in the newly added language, we need to restart the computer.|
|Switch to terminal||Switch to the terminal.|
|Press Ctrl+Alt+T||Now once again open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T keys together|
| [Terminal] type: sudo reboot
|| In the terminal, type sudo reboot and press Enter.
|Only Narration||Our system has now rebooted.|
|Open Terminal Ctrl + Alt + T||Once again open the terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt+ T keys together|
| Type locale -a
|| In the terminal type the following command:
|Point to hi_IN or hi_IN.utf8||We can see a list of languages along with newly added language that hi_IN or hi_IN.utf8|
|Only Narration||That means that we have successfully installed the new input language, that is Hindi.|
|Open new writer document||Now open a new writer document|
|Type Welcome to Spoken Tutorial||Now type Welcome to Spoken Tutorial and press Enter.|
|Point to status bar (English)||As we have set English as the default language, we can see the same in the status bar.|
| Only Narration
|| Let us change the language from English to Hindi.
|Only Narration||Let’s see how the Hindi keyboard layout looks like.|
| Click on Show Keyboard Layout
|| So, first click on the Input Language down arrow.
|Point to the Hindi keyboard|| The keyboard layout indicates the output we will get by typing on our keyboard.
| Only Narration
|| In case if you find any difficulty in typing Hindi text
|Click on Close||Click on the Close button to close the keyboard layout.|
|Switch to the Writer document||Switch to the Writer document.|
| Type स्पॊकन ट्युटॊरियल मेें आपका स्वागत है
|| In a new line type the Hindi text as shown.
| Press Enter
|| Now press Enter.
|Type some random text in Hindi||But if you start typing again, it will type in Hindi not in English.|
|Ctrl + Z||Let me undo this change.|
|Press Super key (Windows key) and Spacebar|| We can change our Input language
|Only Narration||Likewise you can install any language of your choice and practice on your own.|
|Press Ctrl + S, Click on the X icon||Save and close the file.|
|Only Narration|| This brings us to the end of this spoken tutorial.
|Slide: Summary|| In this tutorial, we learnt to:
|Slide: Assignment|| As an assignment
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|Slide: Acknowledgment||The Spoken Tutorial project is funded by MHRD Govt of India|
|Slide: Thank you|| This tutorial was originally contributed by DesiCrew Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 2011.