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The OLPC and Greek

(oh, I am writing this through a lousy Net connection; thanks Engelados) I tried out the latest OLPC image, specifically build 218, on Qemu and my aim was to get Greek support configured, if it was not there already. The OLPC does not currently come with a good set of Greek fonts; you will need …

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Take Back The Tech!

Take Back The Tech! is a campaign running from 25 November to 10 December 2006 to raise awareness of the role that information and communication technologies (ICTs) can play in ending violence against women. “Take Back The Tech!” is initiated and organised by the Association for Progressive Communications, Women’s Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP), which …

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The Junicode Greek Project

What’s Junicode? Well, Junicode (short for Junius-Unicode) is a Unicode font for medievalists. The current version is a beta; the selection of characters and the arrangement of the Private Use Area are subject to change. Your comments, suggestions and bug reports will be a great help to me as I complete the project. Source: http://junicode.sourceforge.net/ …

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Επιστροφή από GUADEC 2006

Σήμερα το πρωί επέστρεψα από το συνέδριο GNOME User and Developer European Conference (GUADEC). Το συνέδριο ήταν μια πολύ καλή ευκαιρία για να συναντηθούν τα άτομα που εργάζονται στο ίδιο το γραφικό περιβάλλον GNOME και αλλά σημαντικά έργα όπως το Xorg. Οι πρώτες δύο μέρες ήταν για warm up και υπήρχαν θέματα γενικά για το …

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Can you read Coptic?

Coptic is the most recent phase of ancient Egyptian. It is the direct descendant of the ancient language written in Egyptian hieroglyphic, hieratic, and demotic scripts. The Coptic alphabet is a slightly modified form of the Greek alphabet, with some letters (which vary from dialect to dialect) deriving from demotic. As a living language of …

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How to easily modify a program in your Ubuntu?

Suppose we want to change the functionality of an Ubuntu application but we do not want to go into all the trouble of finding the source code, installing in /usr/local/, breaking dependencies with original versions and so on. Let’s change Character Map (gucharmap), and specifically change the default font size from 20pt to 14pt, so …

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