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Maral (Марал), cyrilic mongolian input method for ibus and update of archlinuxARM packages

Cyrillic mongolian input method for Ibus

I made a packet ibus-table-mongolian or Maral (Марал), cyrillique mongolian input method for ibus for ArchLinux (tested on ARM with ArchLinuxARM and x86_64 (with Antergos) in fact in “any”), but I obtain something strange. I will probably have to make a bug report.

Keyboard in this method should be disposition independant, it should be only based on US keyboard and don’t adapt to local keyboard, because the phonetic disposition is totally unrelated to latin caracter phonetic disposition. Mongolian keyboard strangly works perfectly with on ARM architecture, but adapt on locale keyboard on x86_64. The same problem appear on Ubuntu 14.04 for x86_64 that uses a really older version.

The defaut configuration file by author, Ochko, use the former ibus-table 1.3 version :


On more recent version, this should be :


I trie both definitions, and each time, I have the same difference between ARM et x86_64. I suppose this is a subtile problem like related to Endianess or something like that ça, but I don’t understand why for? You can still use default linux mongolian keyboard that works perfectly fine, but change between method is not smooth like with ibus.

Update of some archlinuxARM packages

As Entangle version 0.7.0, tool to remote control DSLR and 0AD a18 (a free software realtime strategy game), I updated those packest for ArchlinuxARM.

Download all this stuff

You can download thoses packets and associated PKGBUILD in my dedicated depot-folder.

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)

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.