I have this font that I want to use for Amharic/Ethiopic, while leaving the default for other characters, notably Latin. The problem is my Ubuntu OS seem to have a random way of choosing from among the numerous Ethiopic fonts I have installed. I don't wan't to choose my preferred Ethiopic font as the system default either as I don't like the Latin characters it has. Any advice on how I can manipulate or configure this?
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Check this link on how to enable Amharic Input on Ubuntu 12.04
EDIT: the steps outlined are merely copied from the link above.
After installation follow the following configuration steps
You should get a keyboard icon on the top panel near the digital clock. You can use to choose 'Other - SIL Ethiopic #.#' or press 'Ctrl + Space' keys to start typing in አማርኛ።
The guide was made by following the instruction in the following links; http://linux.lsdev.sil.org/wiki/index.php?title=Installing_KMFL_on_Ubuntu http://packages.sil.org/ http://scripts.sil.org/cms/scripts/page.php?site_id=nrsi&id=AbyssinicaSIL_Download https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ibus