This page mainly provides links to resources for Linux users who need extended or non-Latin alphabets, and to pages in other languages of interest to translators with Linux.

Linux HOWTOs

HOWTOs are documents which provide help with various aspects of Linux. A number of HOWTOs have been written which deal with the use of Linux and particular (natural) languages or alphabets. HOWTOs for particular languages or countries do not necessarily address the same issues. The following may be of particular interest to translators (access from the title page):

Arabic-HOWTO

Belarusian-HOWTO
Esperanto-HOWTO
Finnish-HOWTO
Francophones-HOWTO
German-HOWTO
Hebrew-HOWTO
Hellenic-HOWTO
Indic-Fonts-HOWTO
Italian-HOWTO
Latvian-HOWTO
LinuxDoc+Emacs+Ispell-HOWTO
Polish-HOWTO
Portuguese-HOWTO
Serbian-HOWTO
Slovak-HOWTO
Slovenian-HOWTO
Spanish-HOWTO
Thai-HOWTO
Turkish-HOWTO

Arabic

Arabeyes

A Meta project aimed at fully supporting the Arabic language in the Unix/Linux environment.

Indic

Brahmi

The Brahmi project includes tools for the input of Indic fonts.

ITrans

ITRANS is a pre-processor which converts English-encoded text into various Indian Language scripts for printing or display. The input text to ITrans is in a transliterated form: each letter in an Indian Script is assigned an English equivalent and the English characters are used to represent what will eventually appear in the Indian Language Script.

The Indic-Computing project

Central resource for the Indian language developer community.

Language Technologies Research Centre (LTRC) of the International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)

This Indian research centre has converters from various Devanagari fonts to and from ISCII for download.

Chinese

chinesecomputing.com

Information on getting your computer (Linux or not) to work with Chinese.

Welsh

Meddal

Useful informaton in Welsh on desktop Linux applications.