How to read local languages (Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Devanagari (including Marathi), Gujarati, Bengali, and Gurmukhi) news paper and other languages in ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick)

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In Ubuntu 10.10 by default web browser is Mozilla fire fox web browse is using for internet browsing.
If you want to read Telugu and other news paper first you have go to System ---> Administration---> Language Support --> and click it

you will see a box called Language & Text box
It will update automatically when you open Language Support
after update is over you have to go ---> Install/Remove Languages ---> and press it
you will see a new box called installed languages and you can fined 145 languages list
for Exp:- I choose Telugu now you can see four options in the bottom of the box
under components:
1.Translations 2. Spell cheking and writing aid 3.Input methods 4.Extra fonts
click all the boxes
and now press apply changes button
after changes is over now you have to install padma plugging for Fire Fox web browser. For
that you have to open Mozilla fire fox web browser and you go to goole and type padma plunging
for Firefox and such for “padma:: Add-one for Fire Fox” and click it after open you have go to
parma 0.4.15
[ WHAT IS PADMA PLUGGING :-Padma is a technology for transforming Indic text between
public and proprietary formats. The technology currently supports Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil,
Devanagari (including Marathi), Gujarati, Bengali, and Gurmukhi.
Indic scripts suffer from lack of standards support in various OS and platforms. As a result, many
public and proprietary schemes have been adopted over time by different groups and businesses.
Padma's goal is to bridge the gap between closed and open standards until the day Unicode support
is widely available on all platforms.
Padma transforms Indic text encoded in proprietary formats (ex: dynamic fonts) automatically to
Unicode. Padma also has support for transforming from ISCII and transliteration schemes like
ITRANS and RTS (Telugu only). ]
or go to this link
and now just click in +Add to Fire Fox it will open a window called
Install add-one only from authors whom you trust
press install now button
after installation is over it will ask for restart web browser
if you want to see how it is working for Exp:- type a Telugu new paper URL that is www.eenadu.ent
and see how it is opening and read you local language paper and enjoy

Allu John Sudhakar
System/Network Administrator
UCE, OU Osmania University
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14 Responses

  1. praveenp says:

    This sucks. One can read or write almost all Indian Languages from ubuntu (if it is unicode). There is also multiple keyboard layouts available in ibus-17n lib. So typing is also not a problem. No other customization is required.

    Padma is doing entirely different operation. Padma converting ASCII text to Unicode. Right?

  2. Amit Mendapara says:

    @praveenp, I am completely agree that Padma is dealing with some non-standard methods.

    Ubuntu 10.10 has full support for Indic languages and can be enabled with minimal efforts.

    $ sudo apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts
    $ sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n

    Then launch the ibus daemon select your proffered input method and lol it’s done!

    BTW, I prefer ITRANS input method which is Romanized input method.

    ?? ?????? ???? HINDI-ITRANS ?? ???? ???!

    ?? ?????!

  3. I didn’t install anything in my Ubuntu to read unicode indic fonts. The topic of this article is misleading.

    As the previous comments point out, nothing special is needed for indic typing.

    I used to use “scim” for indic input but will try the built in ibus capabilities soon.

  4. som says:

    i also thinks same.this post is an example of unneeded post.

  5. praveenp says:

    More than that, this post is misleading and capable to afraid people away from ubuntu. Btw while searching google you may get number of pages with same content also.

  6. T.P.pathak says:

    Hey, it is very difficult to type in Hindi on 10.10 as the keyboard layout is different to that of the normal typewriter. Can someone help me to fix this problem?

  7. praveenp says:


    You may need to install ibus-m17n

    sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n

    You can start IBus by clicking System-> Preferences-> Keyboard Input Methods

    After 3 confirmation Ibus will be ready to job 🙂

    Select you keyboard input method from Ibus preference and add. (There is a typewriter method for Hindi, I dont know whether it is suitable for you). Ctrl+space to switch input methods.

    It is possible to add Ibus-daemon to startup also.

  8. T.P.pathak says:

    Dear praveenp my problem is that I get a Hindi keyboard layout there but it is not that of as a manual type writer whereas ms office provide that. I mean ifeel difficult to type with that layout because i m familiar to that of a normal keyboard.How can i get that?

  9. Amit Mendapara says:

    Mr. Pathak,

    IBUS input method provides different layouts for Hindi including `inscript, itrans, phonetic, remington and typewriter`. If you are unfamiliar of any of these layouts, I would suggest you to give `itrans` a try. It’s a romanized input layout for Hindi.



  10. kanna says:

    praveenp and Amit Mendapara has you said you

    Ubuntu 10.10 has full support for Indic languages and can be enabled with minimal efforts.

    $ sudo apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts
    $ sudo apt-get install ibus-m17n

    i install this commands in my system to see my Telugu paper called mail page is opening but when is want see sports and business it is not opening which you have given two commands are not working what can i do now tell me if you what i will send mail to you of screen shot of eenadu paper

  11. praveenp says:

    @T.P. Pathak, I think Amit Mendapara is clear. BTW is is possible to create your own keyboad.

    @kanna, Actually you dont need to apply any of above commands to read unicode-Telugu on ubuntu. Try Telugu wikipedia (

    But it is not possible to include any (or all) customized ASCII fonts in Ubuntu. Probably eenadu is using one of them. Try any ASCII to Unicode coverter like Padma.

  12. kanna says:

    ok thanks praveen p but i followed the Article of allu john now i can read all the telugu paper’s in my system if you have any other method plz tell me

    thanking you

  13. praveenp says:

    🙂 There you are!

    Just tell this article is helpful. Thats enough and all 😀

  14. siva says:

    my computer did not accept my local language tamil in browser. so friends ple reply your solution to me.

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