Sinhala Linux supports the Sinhala script and Sinhala language of Sri Lanka by creating Sinhala-enabled versions of applications for merging into Debian and other distributions. Sinhala fonts and keyboards are in Debian and other Linux distributions.
Enable Sinhala rendering
- Copy lklug.ttf font to /usr/share/fonts
Select Sinhala as the Sugar interface language
- Control Panel -> Language -> Sinhala(Sri Lanka) OR
- In the command prompt;
sugar-control-panel -s language Sinhala/Sri_Lanka
- Download the self extracting Sinhala language pack, si_lang_pack_v2.sh and execute it from command line.
Enabling Sinhala keyboard
- Edit /etc/sysconfig/keyboard file and make the following changes;
XKB_LAYOUT="us,lk" XKB_VARIANT="olpc -option grp:alt_shift_toggle"
- Restart the Sugar by using Ctrl+Alt+erase
- Now you can toggle between sinhala and english keyboards by using "Alt+Shift" key combination