Help:Extension:UniversalLanguageSelector/Input methods

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This is a user documentation for the Input Methods functionality of the Universal Language Selector.

When using an International (en-US) keyboard, the ULS input method allows you to input text using a layout different from the default of the keyboard. This is particularly useful for non-Latin scripts. Installing and configuring input methods in the operating systems may not be easy or convenient for many editors. This tool aims to provide the popular and standard input methods in many languages in MediaWiki itself. The tool works in all editable text fields of MediaWiki.

Enabling and Disabling the input method

If the Input tool is enabled, you will see a small keyboard icon next to the text area. To enable the tool, you can use the keyboard shortcut Control+M. Or select the option "Enable Input Tools" at the bottom of the menu displayed when the keyboard icon is clicked or through ULS language panel.

Pressing Control+M will toggle between enabling and disabling. So while editing, you can use this shortcut key to switch the tool on and off without clicking on the menu.

Selecting an input method

The default input method of the wiki's content language will be enabled initially. You can select an input method from the menu according to your preference. If you want to switch to another input method while editing, that is possible. The input methods for other languages are available once you click the keyboard icon. The recently used input methods will be available at the top of the menu.

Disabling the tool for your user account

The Input method tool for your user account can be disabled in two ways:

  1. From the sidebar: by clicking on the 'Disable input methods' button within the input settings option in the Language Settings panel
  2. From the Keyboard menu: by clicking on 'Disable input methods' from the keyboard menu that is displayed when the user clicks on the keyboard icon from an input field (like the search field)

Available input methods

  • The language list is sorted alphabetically by English name. Click here to see the Indic language keyboards.
  • To add a new help page, please use the format: <langcode>-<name of input method file>. The file names can be traced from the source repo. (In case of problems locating the source file, please ping Runa).

Non-Indic scripts

Amharic

Arabic

Armenian

Western Balochi

Southern Balochi

Belarusian

Berber

Chuvash

Croatian

Cyrillic Generic

Dhivehi

Danish

Khowar


English

Esperanto

Faroese

Finnish

German

Georgian

Transliteration

Greek

Hebrew

Icelandic

Kazakh

Kurdish

Lao

Burmese

Northern Sami

Norwegian

Russian

Slovak

Swedish

Sakha

Serbian

Thai

Udmurt

Uyghur

Ukranian

Uzbek


Indic scripts

Assamese

Bengali

Bodo

Dogri

Hindi

Gujarati

Javanese

Kannada

Kashmiri

Konkani

Maithili

Malayalam

Marathi

Nepali

Odia

Gurmukhi Punjabi [pa]

Sanskrit

Santali

Sindhi

Sinhala [si]

Tamil

Telugu

Urdu

New input methods and translations

If you'd like to see a new language supported or a new input method added please request it in the bug tracker or you could write it yourself!

The extension can be translated to your language at translatewiki.net.

How to report issues

Please report all issues in the bug tracker.