Tamil 99 keyboard layout

Bug #1674089 reported by Solomon Nadar on 2017-03-19
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This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ibus-m17n (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
Disco
Undecided
Unassigned
language-selector (Ubuntu)
High
Gunnar Hjalmarsson
Disco
High
Gunnar Hjalmarsson

Bug Description

Tamil 99 keyboard layout which is the default keyboard layout prescribed by the Indian State of Tamil Nadu is not present. Selecting Tamil layout selects the Tamil Inscript layout which is prescribed by the Government of India.
However, considering that Tamil is used only in the state of Tamil Nadu and that most keyboards are manufactured with Tamil 99, the layout by the Tamil Nadu government is the only one sold currently (usually by a company called TVS-e). This can be verified by Googling for Tamil+English bilingual keyboards. The current Inscript layout is useless for actual users and the lack of Tamil 99 layout forces people to switch to Google Input tools.

I have observed this on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in ibus-m17n (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Sivaraj D (sivarajd) wrote :

Tamil99 keyboard is available in the package ibus-table-array30. Please refer to http://www.kaniyam.com/ibus/ for installation instructions.

In the long term Tamil99 should be added as the default for Tamil, or at least as an option in default installation.

Tamil99 is an important keyboard layout. Please add them natively for typing. Its already available in apple natively.

I can do any help in keyboard mapping. Kindly let me know how to add this keyboard layout.

tags: added: type
tags: added: typedesktop-trello-import
removed: type
tags: added: desktop-trello-import type
removed: typedesktop-trello-import
tags: removed: desktop-trello-import
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Gunnar, do you have any opinion about that one and how we can fix it?

Changed in ibus-m17n (Ubuntu Disco):
importance: Undecided → High
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) wrote :

Well, the ibus-m17n package does provide a tamil99 input method, so unless I'm missing something, you can install ibus-m17n, relogin, and add the "Tamil (tamil99 (m17n))" input source.

One thing that could be done is to let language-selector's pkg_depends pull ibus-m17n when the Tamil language is installed. That should bring ibus-m17n (which is a main package) in case of a Tamil install if there is an Internet connection. Adding a language-selector task.

Changed in ibus-m17n (Ubuntu Disco):
assignee: Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj) → nobody
importance: High → Undecided
status: New → Invalid
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Disco):
assignee: nobody → Gunnar Hjalmarsson (gunnarhj)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Disco):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package language-selector - 0.191

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language-selector (0.191) disco; urgency=medium

  * data/pkg_depends:
    Pull ibus-m17n for Tamil to bring tamil99 (LP: #1674089).

 -- Gunnar Hjalmarsson <email address hidden> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 18:07:00 +0100

Changed in language-selector (Ubuntu Disco):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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