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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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Git clones vs Shallow Git clones

When cloning a Git repository, there is an option to limit the amount of history your clone will have. If you set the parameter to –depth 1, you get the least amount of history, and you create a shallow clone. The git clone man page says that you cannot push your commits if you have …

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Towards a GNOME CLI translation management tool

Update 7/June/2009: The repository was moved to https://github.com/simos/gnome-i18n-manage-vcs/. There was some confusion between this script and intltools, which now is a general localisation tool, not tied to GNOME. In Designing a command-line translation tool for GNOME, I described how a CLI translation management tool would be used to ease the work of a translator with …

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Features for the killer VoIP app

I see two issues that plague FLOSS VoIP apps and do not allow their widest adoption. The first VoIP app that gets these, should get fame and glory. First, the majority of users are broadband users, with a router that protects the inside systems. It is not possible for an outsider to initiate a network …

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GUADEC 2008 presentation slides

It appears that Google has not found yet the page of the GUADEC 2008 presentation slides. If you have slides, put them on http://live.gnome.org/GUADEC/2008/Slides, alphabetically by title. GUADEC slides. Simos Xenitellisblog.simos.info/

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Should UI strings in source code have non-ASCII characters?

There is a discussion going on at desktop-devel about whether the UI strings in the source code should also have non-ASCII characters. For example, should typical strings with double-quotes have those fancy Unicode double quotes? printf(_(“Could not find file “%s”n”)); instead of printf(_(“Could not find file “%s”n”)); The general view from the replies is to …

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