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LibreOffice is not typing in CTL fonts ( Hindi / Malayalam ) ? [closed]

asked 2013-08-08 06:02:01 +0100

Gaurang Agrawal gravatar image

updated 2015-11-07 11:17:28 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I had LibreOffice 3.7 installed , which is displaying all CTL Fonts ( hindi / malyalam / punjabi and other languages ) but isn't typing in them . I upgraded LibreOffice to 4.1 , but it doesn't resolves it . I presume that this has to do something with Unicodes but I am clueless .


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Please indicate your operating system as the process differs according to this aspect.

oweng gravatar imageoweng ( 2013-08-31 00:58:32 +0100 )edit

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answered 2013-08-31 01:30:08 +0100

oweng gravatar image

updated 2013-08-31 01:41:11 +0100

The process for setting up LO to allow typing in a script that differs from the language of the install is a multi-step one that requires:

  1. Install of LO language pack e.g., the DEB package for x86_64 architecture for Hindi (hi) and Malayalam (ml) can be found here.
  2. Install of a supporting font.
  3. Selecting of a keyboard layout.
  4. Use of an input method (in some cases).
  5. Configuring LO language settings.
  6. Selecting of the default font to use in LO.

I indicate the basic process in my answer here for Telugu under Fedora. The basic LO language settings required for Hindi are outlined in my answer here but please note the answer beneath this for selecting the required keyboard layout. Step #4 is sometimes also chosen by people who require an alternate input method (e.g., I-Bus).

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answered 2013-08-30 13:55:31 +0100

Did this issue get solved for you? I am facing the same problem with the vanilla LibreOffice 4.1 I downloaded. No such issue is encountered in 3.5.4 which comes with my system. If anyone else has an idea for sorting it out, do please comment. Thanks.

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answered 2013-08-08 09:32:04 +0100

L-user gravatar image

Don't know if this is solution... can you please look at the settings from: Tools | Options | Language Settings | Languages and check what are you settings there.

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answered 2013-08-30 17:25:58 +0100

David gravatar image

There is a previous Q&A about Chinese characters that expands on L-user's earlier reply. Would it provide some help for this problem, too?

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