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Jun 6, 2010

Writing Dhivehi/Thaana on a Mac ...


Hello …
I've been on the Mac for a few years now …
And I have used a Mac exclusively for two …
When I first contemplated getting a Mac …
People told me how unintuitive it would be …
Since we are all so used to Windows ...
And that I won't be able to get softwares for it …
Well … guess what … I'm still on the Mac …
And its the one of the best decisions I've made …
I admit it takes a few days to get accustomed to …
But after that … its a breeze to use … no problems …
Also the argument about not getting software …
Well I've been able to get any I wanted … google :)
For me … anything I could ever do on Windows …
I can do it on the Mac … more easily most of the time …
In all these years I've been using the Mac …
I always wanted to be able to write Dhivehi/Thaana …
I knew there were ways/workarounds …
But I never got around to doing it … until today …
I followed this guide over at Shahdy's blog
It explains in detail what one has to do …
And even links to the software needed …
Downloading and configuring took a few mins …
And now … I can write Dhivehi/Thaana on my Mac …
Nothing to it really … it was very simple …
So if you use a Mac … head over to Shahdy's blog …
And set up you machine to write Dhivehi/Thaana …
It'll save you a lot if time searching google :)
Laterx …

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ss said...

I would love to move to Mac...but i asked few people how is mac..they say mac OS is good but getting 3rd party software is difficult..its true that most of the software is always compatible with windows and many maldivians use cracked software. on a mac it seems, cracked software is more dificult to install and they hav to buy expensive software online. mac and apple always give people a shell for big money and then people again hav to spend on softwares...windows comes as a package!!

support said...

Support that you take dhivehi/thaana seriously! We need more people like you! so that thaana would be more often used!

admin said...

ss ::
am not saying one should use cracked software ... but if you know where to look ... you get anysoftware for mac ...
if windows is a package ... mac is more so ...

admin said...

support ::
more often used ??? how is that ???

Demon said...

Clearly , you are not a gamer.

Mohamed Malik said...

i have written an article how to type dhivehi on Mac by using openoffice. its a professional office suite which will give you more features than the one you are using currently the tutorial in on my blog. you can see it here. i hope you will find it interesting and useful.

http://www.mohamedmalik.com/?p=254

thats the link to the tutorial

Anonymous said...

I've recently found a great software, called Scribe 2010, that allows word processing and translations in Thaana and many other languages. It's very intuitive. There's a cool video here that shows how it works. Hope this helps everyone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dTAmzy5CTE&feature=related

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