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Minglish - New input method for Marathi Language


New input method for Marathi language users.


  • Name: anish
  • Email:
  • Release notes owner:

Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 22
  • Last updated: 14-Jan-2015
  • Tracker bug: #1191543

Detailed Description

Minglish input method is to type Marathi using Latin alpha-bates.However there are existing mim layouts are available though each layout has few problems. e.g to type word "anish" in Marathi using phonetic input method one has to type sequence as "FniS" while with itrans input method one has to type "anisha". In given example user often expects "अनिश" to be appear with keystrokes "anish". In India, people who have familiar with English language tend to type Marathi letters upon English letter pronunciation, that is why we have new term

Benefit to Fedora

Easy,flexible and Speed:

With minglish input method keys are mapped according to English phonetic sound,so people who already familiar with English language find easy to type. In Marathi language one type characters such as भ using "bha" or B, so it gives users choice and flexibility. Users often find difficult to type complex words in Marathi language to solve this problem half key sequences are located on ALTGR key.In itrans input method half key sequences gets selected ad default and users need to type extra key to form complete character.However half characters are needed only in case of formation of complex words.


  • Proposal owner: Initial plan is to send this patch to upstream and otherwise patch it into Fedora
  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A as it's new package

How To Test

  • $sudo yum install m17n-db -y
  • For GNOME desktop add input method from its preferences and for other desktop's add input method from IBus's preferences

User Experience

With Minglish input method,Marathi users can speed up marathi language typing than itrans,phonetic input methods


It will depend on m17n-db, However m17n-db is already an integral part of Fedora

Contingency Plan

No Contingency plan is needed as its new package


Release Notes