i m using ubuntu 10.10. please tell me how to type in hindi fonts in open office word. please help

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Type the following in terminal.
sudo apt-get install ibus ibus-m17n m17n-db m17n-contrib ibus-gtk

Now Goto System>>Preferences>>Keyboard Input Methods Or Type ibus-setup in terminal to start the daemon.After starting the daemon IBUS Preferences will be opened.

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Select the Input Method tab and from the drop down Add Hindi language and click close.Now open open office word and you can start typing in Hindi by pressing Ctrl+Space if you press Ctrl+Space again you can start typing in English.

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You can toggle between both the languages by pressing CTRL+SPACE.

  • as usual, nice answer :) just one unrelated question, what theme is that? Dec 2, 2010 at 3:00
  • @Kaustubh that's tropical theme.
    – karthick87
    Dec 2, 2010 at 3:03

You have to enable SCIM input method for this.

Here is an article in Ubuntu India site: http://www.ubuntu-in.info/wiki/IndicLangWithScim

Hope this will help.

  • Dead link. Please update the answer. Sep 13, 2017 at 16:58

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