- remington keyboard
- August 29th, 2006
Meet Mr Justice Yatinder Singh, sitting judge in the Allahabad high court and a linux geek. He has converted his fellow judges and his court to linux. And like everyone who moves to linux in the government domain, hit a hurdle with the remington keyboard. The remington keyboard is the old typewriter keyboard in the various indian languages and lakhs of government employees have been using it - and they expect to continue using it even when they shift to computers. But no linux distro has it. We faced the problem in tamil and were able to use scim to create the layout which is now working fine. And thanks to Gora and Karunakar, linux in Hindi also has it - and Justice Singh has kindly agreed to test it free of cost. Its however annoying to note that neither Redhat nor Novell who are the major suppliers of linux to the government have bothered to implement the remington keyboard. Doze has had it for years!