Category: language

Using ibus-typing-booster for predictive typing in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS has switched to using the IBus input framework for most (all?) languages, even those based on the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek scripts. Typing in English is not that demanding for your operating system; there is a one to one association between the key you press, and the result you see on your …

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Google Speech API now supports Greek in Speech recognition

With the speech recognition that is available in the Google Speech API, it is possible to get voice converted into text. Here is an example on how to do this for Greek using Ubuntu. First, lets record a short sample of speech. $ arecord –format=S16_LE –rate=16000 –duration=3 myvoicerecording.wav We use the arecord command (package: alsa-utils) …

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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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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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Κλειστό, ιδιόκτητο ή ιδιοταγές για proprietary λογισμικό;

Ένα συχνό πρόβλημα είναι η επιλογή της ελληνικής μετάφρασης του όρου proprietary software. Κατά την Wikipedia, proprietary software είναι computer software on which the producer has set restrictions on use, private modification, copying, or republishing. Similar terms include “closed-source software” and “non-free software”. Για κάποιο λόγο δεν υπάρχει προτίμηση στο «κλειστό λογισμικό» και βλέπουμε την …

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Help make «DocBook XML to PDF» work for Greek

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?> <!DOCTYPE article PUBLIC “-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.2//EN” “http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.2/docbookx.dtd”> <article lang=”en”> <section><title>Title</title> <para>ëãáâṩẫëĝéõōåőȩçą</para> <para>ЁЂыњѨѬѺѸѶѦщЖЊЌЍШЩзф</para> <para>ᾶᾳὰέᾁᾂδϕϟϸϡϸϸαϷϕϲδϕϛ€ϕ©ϖϐͻ©ϖϐ</para> </section> </article> This is an issue that I would appreciate if someone could help in solving. The above document (mytestfile.xml) is a DocBook XML document with text in many scripts (latin, cyrillic and greek). Normally it was difficult …

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