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Writing traditional mongol with Android and Linux

After the previous article: Writing traditional mongol with Firefox

* wrote a tutorial about creating traditionnal mongol input method for iBus. His site also contain mongolian course in english.
* Nationsoft.org (民族语言软件创新平台) 基于Android系统的蒙古文输入法 (traditional mongol input method, need to be registered).
* 基于Android平台的蒙古文输入法研究与实现 (Inner Mongolia University project)

FOSS handwriting recognition input with Linux

Handwrtting recognition system was standard tools in China and Japan, since 1980′s using graphics tablets pads, packaged with specialized software, beside lot of pure keyboard systems. In Europe, we needed to wait until end of 1990′s for handwritting systems in opensource software, and more recently for their democratisation. Those method can also help people without hands to write using foots, mouth or other device that allow to manipulate a more traditionnal writting tool like a pen or a brush.

Kanjipad (english language web site), is probably one of the older (since 1997) handwriting recognition system for Linux, but it is not really active those days.

Some new free softwares reached the opensources ecosystems since

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Writing traditional mongol with Firefox

Another strangly configured variable in Firefox…
To correctly display vertical traditionnal mongol writing in Firefox, go to the about:config URL, then change the value of the variable to 87 (that’s strangly -1 by default, this is only used for mongol fonts):

gfx.font_rendering.harfbuzz.scripts .

Update:, firefox 29 has 255 instead of -1 (looks like a change in the (computer data type from int to uint)

A specialized javascript site to write traditionnal mongol writing : http://www.unsen-sambar.com/

Thanks to Ganbold from #linux-sunxi for this tips.