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To get correct rendering of telugu in Ubuntu GNU/Linux enter these commands in your favorite Terminal :
For Ubuntu Latest Versions (>= 9.10 Karmic Koala):
- sudo apt-get install ttf-telugu-fonts language-pack-te
- Restart any application which is opened to take the effect (Such as Firefox)
- You are done! Enjoy the telugu font – Test page : http://te.wikipedia.org
** Ubuntu developers included Lohit font in ttf-telugu-fonts package in the latest versions
If you want to type in telugu enter following commands too (SCIM way):
In Ubuntu Latest Version (>= 6.10 Edgy):
- sudo apt-get install scim-m17n
- wget 'http://cvs.m17n.org/viewcvs/m17n/m17n-contrib/im/te-rts.mim?view=co' -O te-rts.mim
- sudo mv te-rts.mim /usr/share/m17n/
* I prefer RTS input style for telugu because it is easy.
To run SCIM (i.e., Telugu Input) whenever you login into GNOME, do this – Open gnome-session-properties ( System > Preferences > Sessions ), Click Add button in Startup Programs tab, fill the Name and Command as scim, Restart the Gnome session or just run scim command from terminal.
After restart, now you can type telugu everywhere (at GTK, Qt ). Just right click where you want to type telugu select input method as SCIM, and press ctrl+space to switch from telugu to english or english to telugu.
You have to select the telugu language from the scim toolbox.
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My GNOME desktop in Telugu
Got very excited with the Telugu language (మాతృ భాష) in Linux ?
You can get complete Telugu Desktop in GNOME, Do this…
- sudo apt-get install language-pack-gnome-te-base language-pack-gn
- Open System > Administration > Language Support
- Check Telugu Support, Click Apply.
- Then Restart Ubuntu. You are done. మొత్తం తెలుగు వస్తది ర బై. :)