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Langue: en

Version: 333234 (ubuntu - 24/10/10)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


iok- Indic Onscreen Keyboard


iok [-a] [-h] [-n LANGCODE]


        Indic Onscreen Keyboard currently shows Inscript keymaps for 13 
Indian languages. The languages are Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Maithili, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Oriya, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu.

       Using drop down menu you can select any of above supported
Indian language.Drop down menu listing depends on available inscript keymaps at location /usr/share/m17n/. You can then start directly clicking on keys appearing in iok graphical interface. It will not only show you characters for English keys on your QWERTY keyboard from selected inscript keymap but also allows you to send those characters to currently active window.

To see menus and combo box in iok UI, use "iok -a" command. To start iok in any indic language use "iok -n <LANGCODE>" e.g. for Hindi use "iok -n hi".

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It shows the menus and combo box in iok UI
It show the help
In the place of LANGCODE to specify a particular language code. Shows IOK UI for that particular language.


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