Saturday, February 27, 2010

EasySinhala for English to Sinhala Transliteration, A Firefox add-on

This is to facilitate Sinhalese friends who use Firefox.

If you are not familiar with the Sinhala keyboard! Or you don’t have the proper technology to type Sinhala in your browsers! Don’t worry. Now you don't need to spend time on searching to find mapping Sinhala keys..!!

All you need is to start typing Singlish ("ammaa”) with EasySinhala and it will show a tooltip with the transliterated Sinhala word ("අම්මා"). Then when you press spacebar the English word you typed will be replaced by the Sinhala word on your textbox.

Now EasySinhala version 1.2 is released (on 25-12-2010)

I hope this will help you all...

Addon URL:

HomePage URL:

If you couldn't read Sinhala words in your browser
please install proper Sinhala Unicode from:

EasySinhala 1.1 was awarded SOFTPEDIA "100% Clean" AWARD

Softpedia guarantees that EasySinhala 1.1 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.

your comments are appreciated.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

How to set JAVA_HOME in Ubuntu

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Root loging via GUI in Ubuntu

I'm writing this post since I have a problem of remembering this every time when I wanted to use it. I think this would also help you.

To get the root through GUI

1) You have to press

alt + F2

it will open dialog box called 'Run Application'

2) then you type
'gksudo nautilus' without quots

in the text field and then Ubuntu will ask for your Password.

3) type the password

then you will get the window with '/root'
where you have all admin rights


In this mode there won't be any warning when deleting or modifying files which will get you in to trouble even if you accidentally deleted or modified admin files. Therefore be careful and do not use this mode unless otherwise it's really needed.