Posted by: rakitha | February 1, 2010

Adding Sinhala(සිංහල) Unicode to Linux

As root download and install sinhala Unicode package.

apt-get install ttf-sinhala-lklug ibus im-switch ibus-m17n m17n-db m17n-contrib

Once installed log out and log in to your user account. Then add sinhala keyboard by,


Select wijesekara (default) or samanala or both. You will see the IBus input icon in the taskbar.
Furter info can be found at Siyabus web (සියබස් වෙබ් අඩවිය) and Adding Unicode Sinhala (සිංහල) to GNU/Linux (ලිනක්ස්)



  1. hi rathika…good stuff u posted in thre

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