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Monday, February 27, 2012

Windows 7 ನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಟೈಪ್ ಮಾಡೋದು ಹೇಗೆ? - ಒಂದು ಪಾಠ

ನಾನು ಆನ್-ಲೈನ್ ಮಾತಾಡುವಾಗ (ಚ್ಯಾಟ್ ಮಾಡುವಾಗ) ಆದಷ್ಟು ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೇ ಮಾತಾಡ್ತೀನಿ, ಅಂದರೆ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲೇ ಟೈಪ್ ಮಾಡ್ತೀನಿ. ಇದನ್ನ ನೋಡಿದ ಸುಮಾರು ಗೆಳೆಯರು ಹೇಗೆ ಮಾಡ್ತೀಯಾ, ನಾನು ಮಾಡಬಹುದಾ ಅಂತಾ ಕೇಳ್ತಾರೆ. ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಉತ್ತರವೇ ಈ ಲೇಖನಿ.

Windows Vista ಇಂದ ಹಿಡಿದು ಕನ್ನಡ ಟೈಪ್ ಮಾಡೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಬೇಕಾಗಿದ್ದೆಲ್ಲಾ Windows ಅಲ್ಲೇ ಇದೆ. ಬೇರೆ ಏನು ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಾಲ್ ಮಾಡೋದು ಬೇಕಾಗಿಲ್ಲಾ. ಕೇವಲ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೀಬೋರ್ಡನ್ನ ಶುರು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು. ಅದನ್ನ ಹೇಗೆ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು ಅನ್ನೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಒಂದು ಚಿಕ್ಕ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಮಾಡಿದೆ. ವಿಪರ್ಯಾಸ ಏನಂದ್ರೆ ಆ ವಿಡಿಯೋನಲ್ಲಿ ಧ್ವನಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಲ್ಲಿದೆ. :( ಪರವಾಗಿಲ್ಲಾ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಟೈಪ್ ಮಾಡೋದಕ್ಕೆ ಶುರು ಮಾಡಿದ್ರೆ ಸಾಕು.

ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಬೇಡಾ ಅಥವಾ ವಿಡಿಯೋ ಸರಿ ಇಲ್ಲಾ ಅನ್ನೋರಿಗೆ ಕೆಳಗೆ ಸ್ಕ್ರೀನ್-ಶಾಟ್ ಗಳೂ (screenshots) ಇವೆ. ಅದನ್ನ ನೋಡಿ, ಅದರ ಜೊತೆ ಇರೋ ವಿವರಣೆಯನ್ನ ನೋಡಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಕೀಬೋರ್ಡ್ ಶುರು ಮಾಡಬಹುದು. ಈ ವಿವರಣೆಯನ್ನು ವಿಡಿಯೋಗಾಗಿ ಇಂಗ್ಲಿಷಲ್ಲಿ ಬರದಿದ್ದೆ. ಆಲಸಿಯಾಗಿರೋ ನಾನು ಅದನ್ನ ಹಾಗೇ ಕಾಪಿ-ಪೇಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೇನೆ, ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಎಡ್ಜೆಸ್ಟ್ ಮಾಡ್ಕೋಳಿ :)

ಈ ವಿಡಿಯೋಯನ್ನ ನಾನು ಏನೂ ಶ್ರಮ ಹಾಗೂ ಖರ್ಚಿಲ್ಲದೆ Stupeflix (http://studio.stupeflix.com/) website ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು.  ಅವರಿಗೆ ತುಂಬಾ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು.

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ಸ್ಕ್ರೀನ್-ಶಾಟ್ ಗಳು

Open control panel and click on "Change Keyboard and Other input methods".
If you can't see it, make sure to set the view to "Category" in the right top.

A new dialog pops up. Click on the "Change keyboards" button in the new dialog box.

Another dialog pops up showing you the keyboards currently in use. Kannada keyboard will not be shown there yet. You will see it after adding it. Click the "Add" button.

A new dialog pops up with a list of all available keyboards. The keyboards are arranged in alphabetical order. You will find Kannada almost at halfway in the list. Scroll down, choose the "Kannada" under, "Kannada, India" entry, by checking the box.

Click "Ok" in this dialog box, and also in every other dialog that opened up in the previous steps.

Now you should see a small language bar in the right bottom of your screen. Clicking on it will allow you to change the language.

Alternately you can change the keyboard language by pressing "Alt + Shift" keys together.

You can start typing kannada whenever you want after changing the language.

Initially, use the "On Screen Keyboard", to understand how the keys are laid out.

To launch the "On Screen Keyboard", open the windows menu and type the letters "o s k".

The o s k dot e x e will be listed under "Programs". Click it, to launch the "On Screen Keyboard".

The "On Screen Keyboard" program launches. It starts as an English keyboard, by default.

Change the language using the language bar in the right bottom or by pressing "Alt + Shift" keys together.

Once you change the language, the "On Screen Keyboard" will show the "Kannada" letters.

Take a closer look at the keyboard layout.

To the left are the vowels or also known as "swaraa" and to the right are the consonants, also known as "vyanjanaa".

Observe the keyboard for a little while to understand the layout.

Open a notepad and start typing kannada in it with the "On Screen Keyboard". A letter is formed by the combination of a "vyanjanaa" and a "swaraa". Try out the various combinations.

Once you have little familiarity with the layout, minimize the "On Screen Keyboard" and type using the real keyboard.

Please be patient and practice regularly to be able to type easily. It will be difficult initially, but it will be a JOY later.

Good luck!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Network does not work in Ubuntu after Hibernate and Resume

I run Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) in VMWare player and Ubuntu has this habit of silently hibernating when it gets a report that battery level is low. Now VMWare player doesn't do a good job in reporting the right battery status and that leads to the virtual machine just hibernating without asking me anything when I will be in the middle of something. When I restart the virtual machine and resume the system there would be no network..!! I would then close all my open applications - editors, DB, rails etc etc.. and reboot the VM. This was pain.

Today I finally found a solution for this. Turns out that the problem lies with the networking module being used. In my VM I use VMWare player's vmxnet module. I just removed the module and re-added it and that worked. Just two simple commands

sudo modprobe -r vmxnet
sudo modprobe vmxnet

If you are not running Ubuntu as a VM in VMWare player your network module name will be different. lsmod might help you find out which you are using.