Linux Wx Notation Phonetic Keyboard layout for Devangari (Hindi)

Few hours ago WX notation phonetic keyboard layout for Devnagari(Hindi) has been included into Ubuntu. This closes the ubuntu #274024 and freedesktop-bugs #19753 reported last year. This is a great news for the Wx keyboard users, they can now have this keyboard layout by default in gnu/Linux.

While at University of Hyderabad I had copy the symbols file for the keyboard layout every time a new gnu/Linux system was installed. Its wonderful to see a solution developed for use inside our lab has been contributed back to the gnu/Linux community worldwide.


  1. Thanks for calling the system GNU/Linux giving credit to the GNU project who started the operating system 25 years ago.

    Personally I don't like Ubuntu because it suggests and ships many non free stuff.

    This is why I chose a fully free GNU/Linux distribution based on Ubuntu and called gNewSense.

  2. You are right! Since I am now working with blind and low vision I am running the lab at IISE with orca and gnome desktop. Right now I use ubuntu coz its got the latest stable release of gnome.


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