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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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Rendering bug in Firefox, threat level: annoyance

There is this rendering bug in Firefox that currently can be classified as an annoyance. It was discovered during a discussion at the Ubuntu-GR mailing list and reported in June 2008, and at that time it would cause Firefox to crash. Therefore, it was deemed as a security issue, and the bug report was not …

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How to install the 64-bit Adobe Flash Player 10 for Linux in Ubuntu Linux?

Update 2 May 2010: There is a repository for Flash 64bit at https://launchpad.net/~sevenmachines/+archive/flash Though I have not tried this, I suggest to give it a try. I tried this and it works like a charm. Uninstall flashplugin-nonfree, add the new PPA repository with sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sevenmachines/flash and then install flashplugin64-installer. Update 10 Nov 2010: The …

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Updated to Ubuntu 8.10

I just updated my system to Ubuntu 8.10. Since I had a separate partition for /home, I opted to actually reinstall while retaining the files in /home. The rest of the post is a laundry list of tips. I could not find a blank CD or CDRW, so I opted to write the installation 8.10 …

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Using Anjuta in Ubuntu 8.04 to develop a GNOME C++ application (gtkmm)

You can install Anjuta 2.4.1 from the Synaptic package manager. You also need to install a few development packages. I do not know if there is a nice meta-package such as build-essential (used to install compilers et al), so I’ll just ask you to install the packages by hand. A more elegant way would be …

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How to easily modify a program in Ubuntu (updated)?

Some time ago we talked about how to modify easily a program in Ubuntu. We gave as an example the modification of gucharmap; we got the deb source package, made the change, compiled, created new .deb files and installed them. We go the same (well, similar) route here, by modifying the gtk+ library (!!!). The …

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