Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 177295
need Marathi keymap
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:20 EST
Description of problem:
m17n-db needs a keymap for the Indic language Marthi (mr_IN).
See for example:
and these typewriter maps:
Marathi(mr_IN) uses same script(Devanagari) as that of Hindi(hi_IN).
There are few characters written slightly different in
both languages. But that was many years back. Now both the
languages share same characters and shapes, or atleast they
are understood by both.
Only u+096E (i.e. numeral 8) is still having different shape in hi_IN.
Also, u+0932 is sometimes prefered a slightly different shape in mr_IN. But
for so many years I have not seen this to be an issue with Marathi(mr_IN)
Since there is no separate Unicode chart for mr_IN and hi_IN, and no provision
for such few exceptions, the hi_IN key layout works perfectly with mr_IN.
Infact its more suitable for mr_IN.
If we create a separate marathi keymap (though exactly similar to hindi), would
it be fine or just using the hi_IN keymap be good?
I'm asking this because if in future any changes be needed in marathi keymap
(mr-inscript.mim), they can be happily be incorporated in the marathi keymap,
without touching the hindi keymap (hi-inscript.mim).
What do you suggest?
Sure, there's nothing wrong with having separate keymap for mr_IN.
But keep it exaclty same as hi_IN and in accordance with unicode.
We may expect extensions to unicode (Devanagari) for suiting most
languages like Sindhi, Sanskrit, Marathi and Hindi. So it would be
better to keep a separate keymap.
Created attachment 126881 [details]
Attached the keymap for marathi, which is based on hindi keymap.
Can you please test the new keymap with FC5?
If it works fine, we can proceed to close the bug.
The new keymap for Marathi works perfect in scim.
It supports all the characters for devanagari script
in unicode, except punctuation mark U0965, which
is not supported even in hindi keymap.
Added to rawhide.