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Re: Request to add a new layout for Malayalam

From: Ajith R
Subject: Re: Request to add a new layout for Malayalam
Date: Sun, 5 Nov 2023 04:01:37 +0000 (UTC)

Dear Mike,

> Great, thank you! I’ll try to make a new m17n-db release next week with
> your new input method.

That will be great! Thanks.

QWERTY the common system layout, for example, has a set of characters you get 
by pressing the keys by itself and another by pressing shift/caps.

Malayalam has more than 100 unicode points. In the layout I submitted, 
uncommonly used characters are not included. I was not sure how to include them 
in my layout when the system layout has only the "unshifted" and "shifted" 
plains / layers. 

If the system layout has more than two such sets - one set of 'unshifted' 
characters, another set of 'shifted' characters and an additional set of 
characters you get by pressing a third level modifier (say the window key), can 
ibus transform the characters you get when you press the third level modifier? 
Say, I have a modified system layout which returns, say Greek characters when I 
press the third level modifiers. Can I have ibus translate them to the 
malayalam archaic characters ( which are not included currently)? This was what 
I had in mind when I asked about support for more than two levels.

Though I don't understand the example 
 completely, I think it implements most of the features I want in my pnC. A few 
doubts -

1) In expressions like ((G-i) "ঽ") ; U+09BD BENGALI SIGN AVAGRAHA, what does 
G-i without the quotes represent?
2) Can you please point me to the documentation of features ‌/commands like 
variable, set, cond etc


On Saturday, 4 November, 2023 at 03:55:30 pm IST, Mike FABIAN 
<mfabian@redhat.com> wrote: 

Ajith R <ajithramayyan@yahoo.co.in> さんはかきました:

> Dear Mike,
> Thanks for the merge request. I have accepted it.

Great, thank you! I’ll try to make a new m17n-db release next week with
your new input method.

> I have a few doubts regarding ibus -
> 1)  Does it support more than two levels?

What do you mean by "levels"?

> 2) Is there a way to allow users to select how a key behaves? For
> example, in my layout some keys whem pressed would give geminate form
> of a character. While I think it is is the best option, some users may
> want it to give the non geminate form. Is it possible to set user
> choices other than by modifying the mim file?

Ah, yes, it is possible to add options to the mim file.

Here is an example:


Mike FABIAN <mfabian@redhat.com>

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