Sunday, July 19, 2009

Berber language support on the OLPC XO-1 laptop

Berber language

Total Speakers


Usage By Country
Home Speakers: Algeria, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia

It is spoken by over 3 million people and is a major variety of Berber, belonging to the Afro-Asiatic (Hamito-Semitic) language family. Tamazight is the only language spoken by 40% of the Berber people living in Morocco.

How to install Amazigh fonts:
first launch the Terminal activityand type:

sudo yum install ttf-dejavu

Adding keyboard switching support:
launch the Terminal activityand type:

sudo nano

and edit the file like this:

now just restart the the graphical system (xorg) by pressing in the same time crtrl+alt+return.
and to switch then just press the division/multiplication sign key to change from English, Arabic
Amazigh keyboard.

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