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Bengali and Sanskrit transliteration in Affordable Laptop

How can I type "Bengali" phonetically in this Debian laptop? I would also like to know the same for the language "Sanskrit". I used AVRO keyboard for typing Bengali phonetically in Win OS. I have read that the same can be done on Linux OS but not sure how to do it here.


Affordable-Laptop 10-09-19, 4:28 p.m. Dipgo

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Good question.

  1. sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list (now add the following anywhere in the file)
    1. deb http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian testing main
  2. Save and exit sources.list file
  3. sudo apt update
  4. Now follow the instructions given here https://github.com/sarim/ibus-avro#avro-phonetic-for-linux-in-ibus

PS: I haven't tested it on my low cost laptop, but most certainly it should work.

Other userful links:

  • https://www.blackmoreops.com/2013/10/16/how-to-install-avro-phonetic-keyboard-or-ibus-avro-in-debian-kali-lmde-mint-linux/
  • https://github.com/OpenBangla/OpenBangla-Keyboard/wiki/Installing-OpenBangla-Keyboard (alternate to Avro)

10-09-19, 5:39 p.m. Srikant


I have installed IBUS Avro using Sarim's instruction. Avro phonetic bangla loads nicely. But whenever I type, the output is in Arabic!

Any idea?

Is there any general way of phonetically typing the indian languages in this Debian laptop?


10-09-19, 6:03 p.m. Dipgo

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I have installed IBUS Avro using Sarim's instruction. Avro phonetic bangla loads nicely. But whenever I type, the output is in Arabic!

Any idea?

Is there any general way of phonetically typing the indian languages in this Debian laptop?

10-09-19, 6:02 p.m. Dipgo

Sorry, no idea about Arabic issue!
The ibus is default in Debian repository.

I did the following:
1) sudo apt install ibus
2) From start menu -> search ibus-> open IBus Preferences
3) Click 'Add' on Ibus window and select more(three horizontal lines) -> search Bengali -> Select the phonetic one from list of 5(select probhat)

Although, I could change the input method, but can't use it (it still uses English only).



11-09-19, 9:52 p.m. Srikant

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