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  • ibus now supports a global shared input method mode for all applications: the default is still to use separate contexts.
  • ibus supports to show languagebar in status icon menu.
  • ibus-pinyin engine has been reimplemented in C++ with improved performance of fuzzy pinyin.
  • New ibus-fbterm package provides IBus support in the fbterm framebuffer console.
  • ibus-hangul engine now supports Romaja style input for Western users.
  • ibus-table-quick was merged into ibus-table-cangjie, and new tables added for Smart Cangjie 6, Quick (classic), and Easy (Big).
  • ibus-anthy supports the preferences of symbol style and conversion mode.
  • ibus-anthy supports Thumb Shift NICOLA-J, NICOLA-F and NICOLA-A layouts.
  • ibus-anthy supports the dictionary customization of the default personal dictionary and extended personal dictionaries.
  • New ibus-xkbc package provides some support for X Keyboard Layouts.

New Chinese Font

The default font for Simplified Chinese is now WQY Zenhei.

Lohit Devanagari

New Lohit Devanagari font replaces the previous separate Lohit fonts for Hindi, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Marathi, and Nepali.

Any distinct glyphs for these languages needed in the future can be handled in Lohit Devanagari with Open Type Font locl tags.

Yum Langpacks Plugin

A new feature is yum-langpacks plugin which allows automatic installation of langpacks for various packages.

Glibc Locales and Collation

  • New locale kok_IN (Konkani Language locale for India: around 3.6 million speakers) for Devanagari script added.
  • New locale ps_AF (Pashto Language locale for Afghanistan: around 35.5 million speakers).
  • Collation for Tamil and Assamese is now available in all locales.

New Arabic Script Fonts

  • paktype-ajrak, paktype-basic-naskh-farsi, paktype-basic-naskh-sindhi, paktype-basic-naskh-urdu, paktype-basic-naskh-sa fonts are now available from Paktype