How to Read / Write Telugu in Ubuntu

To get correct rendering of telugu in ubuntu follow the steps given below:

In Ubuntu Dapper & Ubuntu Edgy :

* sudo apt-get install ttf-telugu-fonts ttf-indic-fonts language-pack-te
* wget http://abhiomkar.googlepages.com/fonts.cache-1
* sudo cp fonts.cache-1 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-telugu-fonts
* sudo fc-cache

In Ubuntu Feisty Fawn :

* sudo apt-get install ttf-telugu-fonts ttf-indic-fonts language-pack-te
* wget http://abhiomkar.googlepages.com/lohit_te.ttf
* sudo cp lohit_te.ttf /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ttf-telugu-fonts/
* sudo fc-cache

Restart your computer ( or restart the xsession ) to get correct telugu rendering.

To test for it try http://www.swecha.org/?q=node/23

telugu SCIM - if you want to type in telugu fallow these steps :

In Ubuntu Dapper :

* sudo apt-get install scim scim-gtk2-immodule scim-m17n m17n-lib m17n-db
* wget http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/scim-m17n_0.2.0_i386.deb
* wget http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/m17n-lib-bin_1.3.3_i386.deb
* wget http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/m17n-db_1.3.3_all.deb
* wget http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/libm17n-0_1.3.3_i386.deb
* http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/libm17n-dev_1.3.3_i386.deb
* sudo dpkg -i *.deb
* wget http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/te-rts.mim
* sudo cp te-rts.mim /usr/share/m17n/

In Ubuntu Edgy & Ubuntu Feisty :

* wget http://www.soe.ucsc.edu/~snk/pub/scim/te-rts.mim
* sudo cp te-rts.mim /usr/share/m17n/

open gnome-session-properties ( System > Preferences > Sessions ). goto Start up programs and click add , and enter scim , close the session properties and restart your computer or restart the xsession.

After restart, now you can type telugu everywhere (at GTK, Qt ). Just right click where you want to type telugu select input method as SCIM, and press ctrl+space to switch from telugu to english or english to telugu.

You have to select the Telugu language from the scim toolbox.

Here is what you have to do

Here is what you have to do on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Just run
sudo apt-get install ttf-telugu-fonts language-pack-te

That's all!

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