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Basically, I need a Sinhala phonetic keyboard for word processing, blogging and commenting. Not for me specifically but for the people. And by the people I mean Amma, who is on my case. I’m OK with the Unicode for the sole reason that it exists and works pretty widely (and getting wider). I’m not OK with Wijesekera cause it makea no sense. So, this is basically a tender for a phonetic Sinhala keyboard. I have a pretty specific proposal, though you can come up with something new if you want. There is currently a WordPress plugin for writing in Tamil and 8 Indian languages (Indian Language Writer). I want that adapted to also work in the WordPress posting page. From there you can copy the Unicode text into Word or whatever and it’ll render, but I want the main word processor to be online. The process is pretty straightforward (replacing Tamil unicodes with the Sinhala numbers) but I don’t know Sinhala and the process is slow for me. Anyways, if anyone can do this software project just send me a quote at email@example.com. Let’s say 20,000 floor and negotiate up from there, depending on experience.
Anyways, download that code and have a look, if anyone is interested. Let’s say it’s licensed under a GPL or CC or whatever so anyone can use it or build on it. The plugin I’d like to build on, but I think you can literally swap out values in the Tamil thing (so T = ‘tuh’ or whatever). It would be cool to have and I can get some cash for it.