Category: fonts

20th Anniversary of Linux T-shirt Design Finalists – Vote now!

We are approaching 20 years of Linux since Linus started work on the Linux kernel. The Linux Foundation, with Linux.com, are running a contest for a t-shirt design. The t-shirt will be used to commemorate the 20 years of Linux in our lives. The Linux kernel can be found anywhere, on servers, mobile phones (such …

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Pre-installed Windows and competition in the European Union

StatCounter statistics for the use of Linux in Europe

Did you manage to buy a new computer (desktop or most commonly a laptop) and avoid paying for the pre-installed Windows, even if you do not intend to use it? Even if you already have a license (such as with those MS Academic licenses from your school)? Let’s dig some numbers for Europe. According to …

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Ubuntu Font Beta and Greek

Screenshot-Waterfall DejaVu Polytonic

Update: All open bugs for this font at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntufontbetatesting/+bugs File your bug. Currently there bugs relating to Greek, 1. Letter γ ((U03B3) has an untypical style 2.  In letters with YPOGEGRAMMENI, YPOGEGRAMMENI is expected to be under not on the right and 3. Many Greek small letters have untypical style Here we see some samples …

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Avestan keyboard layout

Keyboard Layout - Avestan

According to Wikipedia, Avestan (pronounced /əˈvɛstən/ [1]) is an Iranian language known only from its use as the language of Zoroastrian scripture, i.e. the Avesta, from which it derives its name. The language must also at some time have been a spoken language, but how long ago that was is unknown. Its status as a …

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Stix Fonts, eventually out.

StixFonts in OpenOffice.org 3.2 (Insert Special Character)

The StixFonts project is a project to produce high quality fonts for academic publications. It has been in progress for over ten years and there has been a beta about two years and a half ago. At the same time there had been a discussion on the relevant license for these fonts. The first draft …

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How to type Greek, Greek Polytonic in Linux

Update 2010: Please see the docs.google.com edition of the guide as it has the latest material. See link below. There is a new guide on how to write Greek and Greek Polytonic in Linux, and in particular using the latest versions of Linux distributions. https://docs.google.com/View?docID=dccdrjqk_4cqjn9zcj (LATEST VERSION) The guide shows in detail how to add …

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