[greenstone-users] Greenstone in Malayalam

From K.T Anuradha
DateSat Nov 15 01:53:52 2008
Subject [greenstone-users] Greenstone in Malayalam
Dear Rajasekharan,

I had organised advanced Greenstone workshop last year in which I covered
Multilingual capability and Interoperability (OAI-PMH and Z39.50
protocols) in detail both on Windows XP and Linux platform with lots of
lab session for giving hands on experience for the participants. I am
giving below a few important things that you have to do:

1. If you want Greenstone interface to be in malayalam, you have to make
following changes in main.cfg (I am sure these are built in Greenstone
version 2.6 onwards because at NCSI we created macro files for Malayalam,
Tamil and Telugu then and earlier we had created Kannada and Hindi macro
files) :

Check if malayalam.dm is there in macros folder
Check that malayalam.dm is entered in main.cfg under macros
Check you have the following entry in main.cfg
Language shortname=ml longname=Malayalam default_encoding=utf-8

2. If you want to do data entry in malayalam language with Msword or similar
text editors, then you have to make your OS understand this for which you have
to install IME. I did this on Windows XP and it may be the same on Vista also.
However, you can go through this link:

To install IME On XP:

Start- Settings-Control Panel- Regional & Language Options -Languages-
Supplement Language Support - Check (Install Complex Scripts and right-to-left
languages including Thai)

Adding language Keyboard layouts:

Start- Settings- Control Panel- Regional & Language Options- Languages Details-
Installed Services- Add Select your Language & Say OK

3. I also used vertual keyboard for data entry.

4. Configuring web browser to view different Charsets (most of the cases
browser will detect Charset of an Web pages, if it fails you have to make the
following settings)

For Internet Explorer

For Unicode Pages utf-8 Charset: View Encoding utf-8

For other charset: View Encoding Respective charset

For Netscape

View Character Encoding Respective Charset

Hope this helps!

Regards, Anuradha
Ms.K.T.Anuradha E-mail: anu@ncsi.iisc.ernet.in
Senior Technical Officer URL:vidya-mapak.ncsi.iisc.ernet.in
National Centre for Science Information
Indian Institute of Science FAX:(+91-80) 23601426/23600683
Karnataka, Bangalore 560 012 Tel:(+91-80) 23600271/22932511

On Thu, 13 Nov 2008, Rajan wrote:

> Dear All,
> I had found it difficult to install gsdl 2.80 in my Windows Vista in
> graphical mode, but when I tried with 2.81 rc, there was no problem at all.
> It is working well.
> Can anyone tell me how can I convert Greenstone 2.81 rc into Malayalam. I
> have installed Malayalam Unicode fonts and have found that malayalam .dm is
> added properly.
> One friend told me that Windows Malayalam Pack of Microsoft is essential for
> proper working of Malayalam in Greenstone.
> Will someone, having better understanding, advice me how to go ahead ?
> Regards,
> K Rajasekharan
> Kerala Institute of Local Administration
> Thrissur
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