These is a long due necessity. It is a pleasure to see that the Sinhala Unicode has become a world standard and now there are emerging wave of Sinhala software we can easiliy use without hassle.
Earlier we have to install proprietary components, dongles and fonts if we wanted to make use of any of the few Sinhala software. There is even an Optical Character Recognition software for Sinhala though I can’t remember the URL.
The latest things is Sinhala GNU/Linux 0.1 OS, a Linux Sinhala clone that can be downloaded at the given address. Though I am not much of a LINUX fan and ain’t know nothing about this geek OS I am really impressed. These LKLUG guys have done a really good job turning Linux to run in our Sinhala language.
Here’s a screenshot. If you like Linux go take the plunge and enjoy Windows free world.