Sinhalese Keyboard plugin

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Sinhalese font and dictionary plugin for Multiling O Keyboard. This is not an independent app, please install OKeyboard along with this plugin.


⑴ Install this plugin and Multiling O Keyboard.
⑵ Run O Keyboard and follow its setup guide.
⑶ Slide space bar to switch languages.

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Sinhala (සිංහල siṁhala [ˈsiŋɦələ]), also known as Sinhalese /sɪnəˈliːz/,[3] is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million. Sinhala is also spoken, as a second language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, totalling about 3 million.[4] It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Sinhala is one of the official and national languages of Sri Lanka. Sinhala, along with Pali, played a major role in the development of Theravada Buddhist literature.
Sinhala has its own writing system, the Sinhala alphabet, which is a member of the Brahmic family of scripts, and a descendant of the ancient Indian Brahmi script.
The oldest Sinhala Prakrit inscriptions found are from the 3rd to 2nd century BCE following the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka,[5] the oldest existing literary works date from the 9th century CE.
The closest relative of Sinhala is the language of the Maldives and Minicoy Island (India), Dhivehi.

The Sinhalese alphabet is an abugida used by the Sinhala people in Sri Lanka and elsewhere to write the Sinhala language and also the liturgical languages Pali and Sanskrit.[1] Being a member of the Brahmic family of scripts, the Sinhalese script can trace its ancestry back more than 2000 years.[1]
Sinhalese is often considered two alphabets, or an alphabet within an alphabet, due to the presence of two sets of letters. The core set, known as the śuddha siṃhala (pure Sinhalese, ශුද්ධ සිංහලimg) or eḷu hōḍiya (Eḷu alphabet එළු හෝඩිය img), can represent all native phonemes. In order to render Sanskrit and Pali words, an extended set, the miśra siṃhala (mixed Sinhalese, මිශ්‍ර සිංහලimg), is available.[2]

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341 reviews
Chrishan Gunathilake
October 10, 2021
great app with sinhala support.. but theres issue with android 10.. cant open sinhala plugin..
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A Google user
April 12, 2015
It's the best sinhala input keyboard i have ever seen. I have tried others but this is the best one for me. This keyboard works with no issues even my phone have a small display(I have lg e400). I would like to recommend this for all sinhala android users. Try this... before try this, please install the keyboard app. Thank you HONSO.
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A Google user
September 29, 2017
මට හම්බවුනු හොඳම ඇප් එකක් තමයි මේක. සයිස් එකත් අඩුයි.ඒවගේම භාෂා ගණනාවක් වුනත් ලේසියෙන්ම ඇතුලත් කරගෙන තියාගෙන ඉක්මනින් භාවිතා කරන්න පුළුවන්.. ඒවගේම වැදගත්මදේ ඇඩ් පෙන්වීමකින් තොරයි. දැනට තියෙන සිංහල කීබෝඩ් ඇප් වලින් හොඳම එක මේක කියලා අවුරුදු ගණනාවක් මේක පාවිච්චි කරලා ලැබුනු අත්දැකීමෙන් කියනවා. මේක ඉන්ස්ටෝල් කරගන්න කලින් multiling O keyboard එක ඉන්ස්ටෝල් කරගෙන ඉන්න. ඇත්තටම තරු පහක් මදි මේකට
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