????? WordPress: Bilingual Blogging

September 28th, 2006


??? ??????? WordPress ????? ???????? ???? ??[/si]


This message is written in English, via WordPress[/en]

The above is written in both ????? and English. To view the different versions, click the links at the top of this post: The Union Jack (British Flag) corresponds to English, clicking ‘Sinhala’ will show you the Sinhala version (note: JavaScript must be enabled).

If the Sinhala message does not display correctly (you see boxes or something else), please download the font located here: Kandy Unicode and copy it to your fonts folder.

HELP: Please let me know the following:

  1. Does the text display correctly in Sinhala or not?
  2. What web browser are you using (name/version)
  3. What operating system are you using (name/verson)

If you are interested in blogging in Sinhala using WordPress, please await my detailed guide on how to do this.

Note: The above message should probably say ‘This post..’ but it says ‘This message..’ That’s because I could not find a ????? equivalent for ‘Post’. AFAIK, ??????? is the closest word (lit: message). Also, special thanks to my good friend Yo [link coming soon] for suggesting this topic.

Disclaimer: My knowledge of Sinhala is rudimentary at best, also, I apologise for not giving a Tamil translation, as, I don’t know any Tamil whatsoever.

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Justmal  |  September 28th, 2006 at 4:23 pm

    Works.. Unicode?

  • 2. ravana  |  September 28th, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    I can’t see the sinhala text, except for the text on the sinhala button. I can only see a series of squares.

    I’m interested in using Sinhala text on blogs.

  • 3. n#  |  September 29th, 2006 at 1:13 am

    JM: Yes, thanks for that update!!

    Ravana: You need to have the Kaputa Sinhala Font. Please download it from the link in the article, and copy it to your fonts folder. Then close your browser, and reopen the page.

    Can you tell me what OS/browser you are using (names/versions)

  • 4. sujata  |  September 29th, 2006 at 6:26 am

    Works form me.
    OS: Windows XP
    Browser: Firefox

  • 5. n#  |  September 29th, 2006 at 7:21 am

    Thank you Sujata

  • 6. Kulendra  |  September 29th, 2006 at 9:31 am

    Works well. However just two things I wanted to point out (since you are using kaputa font set).

    In the first message in sinhala, “Mema Panividaya Sinhalen Liya Etha”, the last ‘thayanna’ is present with an ‘al kireema’

    In the word ‘panividaya’ the ‘nayanna’ should be ‘murdaja’ as far as I know, but then again Im no expert on the subject. :) Good initiative anyway. Congrats

  • 7. n#  |  September 29th, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks dude, sadly I don’t know Sinhalese that much…

    Speaking of fonts I ‘ll try to write an article using better fonts..

    I’ve changed the N to a murdaja n.. Or what I think is such… hope I got it right!


  • 8. Kulendra  |  September 30th, 2006 at 12:03 am

    “Sadly I don’t know Sinhalese that much…..” dont worry :) I dont think any of us know as much as we are supposed to know :) Nyway I think its corrected now. Good work!

  • 9. Janantha  |  October 21st, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Could you please let me know how you can type on using sinhala on wordpress admin area? Are u copy pasting it on to the post or typing in actual sinhala.. please let me knw..thanks

  • 10. n#  |  October 21st, 2006 at 12:17 pm

    Actually I am copy pasting. I’m told that if you download the sinhala for unicode package here:

    and install it, you can get the option to switch your keyboard to sinhala and type directly in any application

    Please try this and let me know if it works out! thanks

  • 11. Janantha  |  October 22nd, 2006 at 2:12 am

    how come when i installed the sinhala package and switch to kaputaunicode font on word..i stil get english letters? any help.. when i restarted it basically doesnt prompt any thing.. i get a sinhala “wee” letter at the task bar… does that mean my keyboard is switched?

  • 12. janantha  |  October 22nd, 2006 at 6:13 am

    hi nsharp.

    it works fine.. im doing a lanka guitar chords website.. and using wordpress..so this comes really handy ..

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