> > This discussion is not at all about input methods. I do not know why a sudden comparison between transliteration vs. InScript came here.
Looking at all the solutions you provided, let me ask one thing. Have you really actively contributed/contributing to any Indian language wikipedia. A survey on the input methods used by Indian wikipedians will give a different answer. Shiju On Thu, Feb 24, 2011 at 9:15 AM, Nikhil Sheth <nikhil...@gmail.com> wrote: > Great discussion, but I wonder why I didn't see any real, easy, doable, > inexpensive, quickfix solution put forth that every Indian on the internet > can begin using immediately to get around the Unicode Vs custom Fonts issue. > > So here's some from me: > > 1. Quick copy-paste, working with a net connection: > http://www.google.com/transliterate/ > > 2. Put a bookmarklet/favorite in your browser to type in Indian language in > any site. इधर भी : > http://t13n.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/blet/docs/help.html > > 3. Get these languages installed in 5 mins on your machine so you can use > it in any application from notepad to chat : > http://www.google.com/ime/transliteration/ or sneak out the files for > offline installation in your hometown using this neat hack: > http://visibleblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/google-transliteration-ime-offline.html > > (I know our greatest angels won't care about this one because it only works > on Evil Windows!) > > 4. Indian made alternative both editor and input language: > http://www.baraha.com/ > > Sincere apologies to the purists who might blow up like a volcano at either > going to the Evil Google Lord for help, or Daring to use transliteration > instead of the > so-easy-to-use-and-learn-if-only-you-spend-a-whole-day-on-it-and-get-an-indic-script-keyboard-from-God-knows-where-because-everyone-is-well-off-and-supposed-to-be-living-in-a-well-connected-metro-like-me. > > > If there is an open-source/cross-platform/creative commons/kumbayaah > solution where we don't have to mug up what to do when we forget what we are > supposed to have mugged up like the key combination for भ or त्र or ण or > ळinstead of just typing "bh" or "tra" or "na" or "l" and (if needed) > backspacing twice to get a dropdown menu to choose what we truly want and > moving on with our lives, or where we don't have to bend the laws of physics > to get that elusive त्सा or perform computer साल्सा to have that split > letter stuff on our screen then let's have it right here and right now or > let's get our hands dirty and make'em for the love of the Lord instead of > blasting the impure and corrupt Harijans who dare to take shortcuts for the > sake of getting their work done on time. > > (Disclaimer : Only little offense meant with the hope to give a kick and > create a demand for real open source solutions that can rival the private > ones) > > > Cheers, > Nikhil Sheth > +91-966-583-1250 > Pune, India > Teach For India <http://www.teachforindia.org/> Fellow, 2011-13 > www.nikhilsheth.tk > Find me on: Twitter <http://twitter.com/nikhiljs> | > Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/nikjs>| > LinkedIn <http://in.linkedin.com/in/nikhiljs> | Google > <http://www.google.com/profiles/nikhil.js>| > RangDe<http://www.rangde.org/investor/nikhilsheth> > Join me on: Pune Documentary > Club<http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=138497769525636>| Let's > Do it Pune <http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lets-do-it-Pune/103857326346659>| > Toastmasters > in Pune<http://www.facebook.com/pages/Toastmasters-in-Pune/148767611833746>| > Wikipedia > For Schools > project<http://education.wikia.com/wiki/Wikipedia_For_Schools_Offline_Edition> > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiaemail@example.com > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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