In Linux

Open the file browser(nautilus or Konqueror). Type fonts:/// in the addressbar. Paste the font you need to install there. Done!

SCIM modules for transliteration based input

Evooraan's Mozhi

This module follows Mozhi scheme.

As root,

wget -O /usr/share/scim/icons/ml-mozhi.png
wget -O /usr/share/scim/tables/mozhi.bin
Add to /etc/environment:

export GTK_IM_MODULE="scim-bridge"

Rrestart your X (by Control+Alt+BackSpace) and you should be all set.

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This module follows a scheme that is very close to Mozhi transliteration scheme. However couple of letters differ in mapping.

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Installing Mozhi Keyman

  1. Install SCIM 1.2.2 or later
    1. for .deb files
    2. other SCIM downloads
    3. install libscim, scm-gtk-module and scim-devel packages
  2. Install KMFL (keyman runtime) version 0.8 or later
    1. KMFL binaries as RPMs and DEBs
    2. install kmflcomp, libkmfl, libkmflcomp, libkmfl-dev and scim-kmfl-imengine
  3. Download Keymap and extract it. Copy *.kmn to ~/.scim/kmfl and mozhi.bmp to ~/.scim/kmfl/icons (create these directories if it does not exist)
  4. Restart SCIM (best option would be restarting X by pressing CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE)
  5. Use CTRL + SPACE to active SCIM, select Mozhi Keymap from other keyboards section.


Suruma has an excellent Pango patch that is known to fix the common chillu rendering issue.

Building Varamozhi Editor in GNU/Linux

Say, you are using Kerala font & unicode. Follow these steps:

  1. You should have the packages: build-essential, m4, bison, flex, and perl/Tk
  2. You should have installed ML-TTKarthika font and AnjaliOldLipi Malayalam Unicode font.
  3. Download and explode Varamozhi Source
  4. cd varamozhi
  5. make FONT=karthika
  6. make FONT=unicode
  7. Start varamozhi as: perl gui/

You can browse varamozhi source tree in online cvs. If you need to modify build parameters, for example, like changing the build scheme from Mozhi to ITrans, change the SCHEME variable to itrans in file.

Remove -fforce-mem from the, in case of related compilation error.

Your own online Varamozhi Editor

Required packages:

  • php5
  • bison
  • flex

Say, in Ubuntu, 'bison' is not available. Then install 'bison' by the command sudo apt-get install bison.

Assuming /var/www is the root HTTP directory of your site; follow these steps:

  1. Click on Varamozhi Source
  2. Wait 15 seconds to start the download
  3. Save the file in /tmp
  4. Change directory to /var/www
  5. Open the package by the command gunzip < /tmp/varamozhi_editor_src_1.07.01.tgz | tar -xvf -
  6. Change directory to /var/www/varamozhi
  7. Compile it for Unicode by the command make FONT=unicode
  8. Download following files to /var/www/varamozhi
  9. Copy following file to a new directory /var/www/varamozhi/images
  10. Access the online editor as

More help

  1. smc-discuss അറ്റ് മെയിലിംഗ് ലിസ്റ്റിലേക്ക് ചോദ്യം അയക്കുക
  2. ലെ #smc-project എന്ന irc ചാനല് സന്ദര്ശിക്കുക.
  3. എന്ന വിക്കി പേജ് സന്ദര്ശിക്കുക. ചില സോഫ്ട്വെയറുകളുടെ ഉപയോഗം അവിടെ വിവരിച്ചിട്ടുണ്ട്