Saturday, March 19, 2016

IndicIME Plugins

IndicIME Plugins
This is an archive page. Please click on following links.
PramukhIME TinyMCE V 2.5 - TinyMCE 2.x, 3.x Plugin for Indian languages
PramukhIME CKEditor V 2.5 - FCKEditor 2.x, 3.x Plugin for Indian languages
PramukhIME WordPress V2.5 - WordPress 2.x  Plugin for Indian languages
What is IndicIME?
IndicIME is a set of plugins for various applications. It is a combination of few files which you can easily upload on your Web servers and use it with no/minor changes.
Explain me how can I use it in my Web application.
IndicIME is a TinyMCE plugin. Depending on the TinyMCE version, please download the IndicIME plugin. Put this plugin into plugins directory of TinyMCE. Now on the Web page, whereever you are going to use this plugin, add indicime into your plugin list as shown in the TinyMCE configuration example.
 // General options
 mode : "textareas",
 theme : "advanced",
 skin : "o2k7",
 skin_variant : "silver",
 plugins : "safari,style,inlinepopups,indicime",
 // Theme options
 theme_advanced_buttons1 : "bold,italic,underline,indicime,indicimehelp",
 theme_advanced_toolbar_location : "top",
 theme_advanced_toolbar_align : "left",
 theme_advanced_statusbar_location : "bottom",
 theme_advanced_resizing : true,
 // Example content CSS (should be your site CSS)
 content_css : "css/content.css",
 // Drop lists for link/image/media/template dialogs
 template_external_list_url : "lists/template_list.js",
 external_link_list_url : "lists/link_list.js",
 external_image_list_url : "lists/image_list.js",
 media_external_list_url : "lists/media_list.js"
indicime is added to plugins option. It will load the plugin when TinyMCE is loaded. in thetheme_advanced_buttons1indicime generates language dropdown list and indicimehelp generates a help button. When the user clicks on help button, it pops up a window which shows a character map of user selected language. Character map shows which indian language character will be printed by pressing which english letter combination. For a typical TinyMCE settings, IndicIME will look like
Indic IME Screen shot 1
How can I use IndicIME WordPress plugin?
It is so simple to use this plugin in WordPress. Please download IndicIME WordPress plugin v.10 from the download section. Unzip the file and place it in your WordPress plugin directory. It is generally <WP Installation Dir>/wp-content/plugins. The file structure will look like
<WP Installation Dir>/wp-content/plugins/indicime.php
<WP Installation Dir>/wp-content/plugins/indicime/<other supporting files>
Now click on Plugin from the top menu in WordPress admin panel, and activate Indic IME plugin. Following images show you this plugin's effect when you have rich editing enabled, disabled and when user fills a comment form.
Indic IME WordPress plugin
If you do not have rich editing enabled, you will be able to select the language as show in the following figure.
Indic IME WordPress Plugin 2
Indic IME WordPress Plugin

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