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Re: "bengali-probhat" input method don't work as expected (by me)

From: Akib Azmain Turja
Subject: Re: "bengali-probhat" input method don't work as expected (by me)
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 23:49:35 +0600

Visuwesh <visuweshm@gmail.com> writes:

> [செவ்வாய் ஆகஸ்ட் 09, 2022] Akib Azmain Turja wrote:
>> I use Dvorak keyboard layout (actually the OS is converting QWERTY keys
>> to Dvorak).  All input methods were broken for me.
>> So I've added the following to quail-keyboard-layout-alist:
>> ("dvorak" . "                                1!2@3#4$5%6^7&8*9(0)[{]}`~\
>> '\",<.>pPyYfFgGcCrRlL/?=+      aAoOeEuUiIdDhHtTnNsS-_\\|      ;:qQjJkKx\
>> XbBmMwWvVzZ                                      ")
>> And set quail-keyboard-layout to Dvorak using quail-set-keyboard-layout.
>> After doing the above, "english-dvorak" works as expected (yeah, that's
>> not a great idea, but just to make sure it works), but still there is
>> no effect on "bengali-probhat" input method.  It looks like that it
>> assumes that I'm using QWERTY and converts the keys like that.
>> And by the way, why M-x describe-input-method RET english-dvorak shows
>> nice keyboard while M-x describe-input-method RET bengali-probhat shows
>> just a (translation?) table?
> This is because the bengali-probhat input method is not declared as a
> "keyboard layout".  The quail translation stuff kicks in only for those
> input methods that have the KBD-TRANSLATE argument non-nil.  Does the
> following patch work for you?
> diff --git a/lisp/leim/quail/indian.el b/lisp/leim/quail/indian.el
> index e652f108dd..431d8369c1 100644
> --- a/lisp/leim/quail/indian.el
> +++ b/lisp/leim/quail/indian.el
> @@ -702,7 +702,7 @@ "X"
>  ;; Probhat Input Method
>  (quail-define-package
>   "bengali-probhat" "Bengali" "BngPB" t
> - "Probhat keyboard for Bengali/Bangla" nil t nil nil nil nil nil nil nil nil 
> t)
> + "Probhat keyboard for Bengali/Bangla" nil t nil t t nil nil nil nil nil t)
>  (quail-define-rules
>    ("!" ?!)
> You can simply eval the quail-define-package and quail-define-rules
> forms after applying the patch to see the results.

Thanks, that works.  But how can I do this from my init file?  Tracking
master is not an option for me right now.

Akib Azmain Turja

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