Bug 208073 - Is Wijesekera a duplicate functionality of Scim-sinhala?
Is Wijesekera a duplicate functionality of Scim-sinhala?
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: m17n-db (Show other bugs)
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Blocks: Sinhala
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Reported: 2006-09-26 05:35 EDT by Mayank Jain
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-09-26 07:47:06 EDT
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Description Mayank Jain 2006-09-26 05:35:54 EDT
Description of problem:
Is Wijesekera (keymap for sinhala) a duplicate functionality of Scim-sinhala?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
scim-sinhala-0.2.0-1.fc6 
m17n-db-sinhala-1.3.3-22.fc6

Additional info:
If yes, then Wijesekera keymap should be removed in favour of Scim-sinhala
Comment 1 Tyronne Wickramarathne 2006-09-26 05:49:45 EDT
(In reply to comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> Is Wijesekera (keymap for sinhala) a duplicate functionality of Scim-sinhala?
no. it's not. it's a different mapping mechanism.
Comment 2 Mayank Jain 2006-09-26 06:51:28 EDT
Tyronne, how different is it? & how much % of people use wijesekera in Sri Lanka?
Can the letters being typed by wijesekera be typed in scim-sinhala? Which is the
most commonly used keymapping?
Comment 3 Tyronne Wickramarathne 2006-09-26 07:08:08 EDT
(In reply to comment #2)
> Tyronne, how different is it? & how much % of people use wijesekera in Sri Lanka?
it's 100% different. in the key mapping as well as the input mechanism.

eg : to type SINHALA LETTER ALPAPRAANA KAYANNA in scim-sinhala, you have to type
"k"
but in wijesekara you have to type "l"

> Can the letters being typed by wijesekera be typed in scim-sinhala? 
yes, "most" of the letters being typed with scim-sinhala can be typed in wijesekara

>Which is the
>most commonly used keymapping?
both being used. the people who are switching from the manual "type writer"
prefer to use wijesekara key map, for that's identical to the sinhala type writer. 

but most of the people who's been use computers for the word processing uses
scim-sinhala. specially the IT related community.

IMHO, we have to have them both to get the best. for both have been widely used. 
Comment 4 Mayank Jain 2006-09-26 07:33:25 EDT
Q) just for a second, if we believe that wijesekera is not there, how would
those using sinhala react? Would they miss anything which scim-sinhala cannot cover?
A) yes.. for those who have used the manual type writer, find it difficult to
work, unless wijesekara isn't there. for they have been used it for years.. 

Comment 5 Mayank Jain 2006-09-26 07:47:06 EDT
Wijesekera keymap is a typewriter keymap - Such keymaps are different from
normal keymaps as typewriters have half keys mapped to different keys (something
like monospace). Hence this functionality cannot be fully duplicated in
scim-sinhala, though some combinations can be replicated.

Hence, after speaking to Tyronne (si_LK LM), I found that both wijesekera &
scim-sinhala are necessary to support si_LK functionality wise.

Therefore I'm closing this bug as of now, can be reopened for further discussion.

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