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Update on planet.ellak.gr

Planet EL/LAK (πλανήτης) is a blog aggregator of Greek-speaking users that work on free and open-source software. Though the users speak Greek, it is OK to write in English as well. We started in 2004 at http://xnum.sourceforge.net/PlanetHellas/ and quickly realised we had to move somewhere else. We enjoyed hosting at hellug.gr and in February 2007 …

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Vote NO with comments (on DIS 29500 / OOXML)

Vote “No, with comments,” which is the JTC1-prescribed way of indicating “conditional approval” (JTC1 Directives (DOC, pops), Section 9.8) Recommend that OOXML be resubmitted as normal working item in JTC1/SC34: Split into a multi part standard: WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, DrawingML, Office Open Math Markup, VML, etc. Have each part progress independently, at its own speed, within …

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Cannot write Greek Polytonic in Linux

For up to date instructions for Greek and Greek Polytonic see How to type Greek, Greek Polytonic in Linux. The following text is kept for historical purposes. Greek and Greek Polytonic now works in Linux, using the default Greek layout. General Update: If you have Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 or a similarly new distribution, then …

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OOXML voting process and controversy

By the end of this month, the ITC 1/SC 34 Technical Committee (ISO) will be voting on whether to accept or not OOXML as an ISO standard. The voting countries (Participating countries) are   Brazil (ABNT) Bulgaria (BDS) China (SAC) Colombia (ICONTEC) Cyprus (CYS) Czech Republic (CNI) Côte-d’Ivoire (CODINORM) Denmark (DS) Finland (SFS) France (AFNOR) …

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Important MO file optimisation for en_* locales, and partly others

During GUADEC, Tomas Frydrych gave a talk on exmap-console, a cut-down version of exmap that can work well on mobile devices. During the presentation, Tomas showed how to use the tool to find the culprits in memory (ab)use on the GNOME desktop. One issue that came up was that the MO files taking up space …

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GUADEC Day #2

(see http://www.guadec.org/schedule/warmup) At the first presentation, Quim Gil talked about GNOME marketing, what have been done, what is the goal of marketing. He showed a focused mind on important marketing tasks; it is easy to get carried away and not be effective, a mistake that happens in several projects. The next session was by Tomas …

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