International Language Environments Guide

Common Transliteration-based Input Method for All Indian Languages

This feature is included in the Solaris 10 3/05 release.

Users who operate within any Unicode (UTF-8) locale of the Oracle Solaris operating system can now easily and intuitively input characters from Indian regional languages. Users who interact with CDE applications, StarOffice, or Mozilla can more easily interact with Indian scripts.

After selecting the transliteration-based input method (IM), users can type phonetic equivalents of Indian language scripts in English. These equivalents are then displayed in the script that is selected, and are correctly shaped and rendered with the help of an underlying layout and shaper module. As transliteration is the most commonly used input method for Indian languages, this support can greatly enhance the usability of the eight Indian scripts that are provided in the Oracle Solaris software.