Archive for the ‘Oriya’ Category
Now I am very much comfortable in Oriya typing but still could not get exact combination of keys for some complex characters. For example, ” ଦୃ ” and ” ର୍ଣ୍ଣ ” . Searching for key combinations for these two.
ର୍ଶ = ର + ୍ + ଶ
ଣ୍ମ = ଣ + ୍ + ମ
ଲ୍ଯ = ଲ + ୍ + ଯ
ପ୍ର = ପ + ୍ + ର
I could not find these alphabets, ‘ କ୍ଷ ‘ and ‘ ୟ ‘ in the keyboard layout.
So, I searched for some alternative and got this from google labs, http://labs.google.co.in/keyboards/oriya.html
This layout provides all possible complex characters for each alphabet. So now, I do a copy-paste from here if i could not get something.
Another online Unicode Editor is http://www.oriyamail.com/editor/trans.htm
Windows – Vista users can try the keyman Desktop
If you wish to know about available Oriya fonts then have look at this info.
Google is the savior.
You can download the oriya keyboard layout PDF file from here . This layout is generated by the Keyboard preview option on Linux(Ubuntu) system. Otherwise you can refer to the image attached below.
The below mentioned image is a screenshot from the http://ascii-table.com/keyboard.php/482 . In this site, you can mouse over each alphabet to get more information on that.
Quite some time ago I had a wish to start my work on Drupal interface translation to my mother tongue, i.e, Oriya (officially it’s declared now to be ‘Odiya’ ) . I had spent few days reading all available articles on “Drupal Translation” and reading through forums and comments.
Now, I have already started my work.
Here goes the foundation,
- I choose a Drupal-6 installation on my machine which have Internationalization module installed in it. I enabled the locale module in it.
- To extract the translation templates I used the potx module . It offers two two ways of extracting the template file for each core module. Even you have the option to extract translation templates for your theme files too. But I think everybody prefers to translated the modules prior to themes. Isn’t it!! So here are the two possible ways,
potx-cli.phpto the directory you would like to generate translation templates for and run
php potx-cli.php. The translation templates will get generated as separate files in the current directory.
2. Install the module on a Drupal site as you would with any other module. Once potx module is turned on, you can go to the “Extract strings” tab on the Locale administration interface, select the module or modules you want to have a translation template for, and submit the form. You will get one single template file generated.