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Provide non-Malayalam numerals for Inscript2 layout
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Malayalam Inscript2 layout provide Malayalam numerals (ie. ൧,൨,൩..) from both main number keys as well as from numeric keypad. Please change this behavior such that the main number keys to give standard style numerals (ie. 1,2,3..) as with the Inscript layout provided.


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Severity: enhancement

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bz49681

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 1:57 AM
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What if I don't have a numeric keyboard and hence want the main numbers to provide Malayalam numerals?

This is not something wikimedia can facilitate. Inscript is a standard keyboard layout defined by Government of India. We cannot do arbitrary customization on it.

If there are complaints about it, please contact the standardization authorities. If that is not possible, without using the name 'Inscript' define a keyboard, get community testing and validation and add to jquery.ime project.

The standard inscript2 layout defined by Government of India does not cover the numeric key pad. Then why do you map malayalam numerals on it?

If it is impossible to provide standard numerals from the main keyboard area, it may please be provided from the numeric key pad.

(In reply to comment #3)

The standard inscript2 layout defined by Government of India does not cover
the
numeric key pad. Then why do you map malayalam numerals on it?

Please clarify, are you asking to give different outputs depending on whether you use numeric keyboard or number keys below the function keys? Thats too hacky.

What if keyboard does not have numeric keypad?(exactly why keyboard layout standard don't define layout for numeric keypad).

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Inscript Enhanced layout for Malayalam

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My question is, Is it possible to provide standard numerals from numeric key pad, while keeping the malayalam numerals at main key pad?.

(In reply to comment #6)

My question is, Is it possible to provide standard numerals from numeric key
pad, while keeping the malayalam numerals at main key pad?.

This was already answered:

(In reply to comment #4)

are you asking to give different outputs depending on whether you use
numeric keyboard or number keys below the function keys? Thats too hacky.

From my experience in ml.wiki*** projects, in most cases, ml users require standard numerals for typing.

From usability point of view, standard numerals without switching off the IME, is a basic requirement.

Will you provide any user level/site level customization option for ULS IME. (This feature was available with Narayam earlier)

(In reply to comment #2)

This is not something wikimedia can facilitate. Inscript is a standard
keyboard
layout defined by Government of India. We cannot do arbitrary customization
on
it.

If there are complaints about it, please contact the standardization
authorities. If that is not possible, without using the name 'Inscript'
define
a keyboard, get community testing and validation and add to jquery.ime
project.

I think, defining a new keyboard is the best option. Can you implement a new keyboard layout named "Inscript-Modified" or so with the proposed change?

WONTFIX means that is was decided that this feature request will not be honored. Reasoning can be read up on above.