But for kannada input you need to add a few packages. The input method I prefer is Ibus. Install Ibus and related packages to get kannada input method working. This post is not about how to get kannada input. It is about a small tweak I did today to get '೯' (arkavattu) alongside of 'ha'.
Generally we type :
ಕ+ರ್+ಮ = to get = ಕರ್ಮ
ಅ+ರ್+ಹ = gives = ಅಱ instead of ಅರ್ಹ
I didn't dig deep to find the key combination to get '೯' properly. Tweaked a little in the .mim file to get ಅರ್ಹ properly.
This is the fix:
open kn-itrans.mim file which has itrans keyboard layout (which I happen to use).
Navigate to the following directory:
Open the kn-itrans.mim file in a text editor (like gedit) with root privilege:
$sudo gedit kn-itrans.mim
On entering sudo password the file opens. Move down till line 84 and comment out the line by entering ';'(semicolon) at the begining of the line. Save and close.
Restart ibus. And get 'ಅರ್ಹತೆ' for sake of typing it! It solved the issue for now, but I will update about the clean fix as soon as I get to know.