State of writing Malayalam on GNU/Linux : ഗ്നു/ലിനക്സിലെ മലയാളമെഴുത്തു്‌

Speaker: Subin Siby

Track: Malayalam Language Miniconf

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)

Room: Talks

Time: Aug 27 (Thu): 15:00

Duration: 0:20

A brief talk on state of Malayalam writing in GNU/Linux systems. Tips to make writing easier, and setting up a system to use Malayalam easier. This talk is intended for beginners/hobby writers to GNU/Linux. I’m also new to writing Malayalam in GNU/Linux, so my “new” perspective and hurdles I faced will help others I hope. I come from writing Malayalam on Android, which was very easy, but struggled to get it going on desktop. Proprietary desktop OS also seem to have this problem. (unless you learn Inscript)

The talk will introduce the Flatpak package I created for Varnam : It’s an easier way to type Malayalam without much complications to set it up.