Tag: dejavu

Jul 22 2010

Ubuntu Font Beta and Greek

Screenshot Waterfall DejaVuSans

Update: All open bugs for this font at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntufontbetatesting/+bugs File your bug. Currently there bugs relating to Greek, 1. Letter γ ((U03B3) has an untypical style 2.  In letters with YPOGEGRAMMENI, YPOGEGRAMMENI is expected to be under not on the right and 3. Many Greek small letters have untypical style Here we see some samples …

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Mar 15 2008

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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Mar 05 2008

Testing the updated IM support in GTK+

In Improving input method support in GTK+-based apps, we talked about some work to update the list of compose sequences that GTK+ knows to the latest version that comes from Xorg. From 691 compose sequences, we now support over 5000. The patch has landed in GTK+ (trunk), and here are instructions for testing. If you …

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Feb 29 2008

FOSDEM ’08, summary and comments

I attended FOSDEM ’08 which took place on the 23rd and 24th of February in Brussels. Compared to other events, FOSDEM is a big event with over 4000 (?) participants and over 200 lectures (from lightning talks to keynotes). It occupied three buildings at a local university. Many sessions were taking place at the same …

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Feb 20 2008

Keyboard layout for combining diacritics

Typically, if you want to type characters with accents, such as á, ë, ś, you need to configure a suitable keyboard layout that includes compose sequences for those characters. The produced characters are what we call as precomposed characters; which were included in the early stages of Unicode. Nowdays, the idea is that you do …

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Feb 03 2008

Typing squiggles and dots in GNOME and GTK+ applications

Garrett asks how to type squiggles and dots in GNOME; that is, how to type characters such as á à ä ã â ą ȩ ę ő ǰ ǩ ǒ ġ ṅ ȯ ṁ ė. There are several ways, and one can choose depending on how frequently they need to type them or how much …

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Jan 08 2007

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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Nov 29 2006

Improving DejaVu Serif for Greek

Vangelis Karageorgos  sent an e-mail to the DejaVu Fonts mailing list regarding his work on the Greek glyphs for the DejaVu Serif face. The original Greek glyphs from DejaVu Serif 2.12 look like The edition of DejaVu Serif (Greek) by Vangelis  Karageorgos look like Ben Laenen from the DejaVu project, an  gave the following comments/advice …

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Jul 16 2006

Διάθεση των γραμματοσειρών DejaVu 2.8

Πριν από λίγο ανακοινώθηκε η νέα έκδοση των γραμματοσειρών DejaVu 2.8. Μεταξύ των βελτιώσεων είναι η προσθήκη hinting στη DejaVu Sans Bold για τα ελληνικά. Όπως ήταν μέχρι τώρα, είχαμε hinting μόνο στη DejaVu Sans. Το hinting στη DejaVu Sans Bold έγινε από τον Ben Laenen ενώ για τη DejaVu Sans από τον Keenan Pepper. …

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Jul 02 2006

Re: gtk1.x και Ελληνικά

Ο Νίκος Νύκταρης έγραψε: Μιας και από φαίνεται δεν μου κάθεται μια νέα έκδοση του knoppel είπα να ασχοληθώ με μερικά bugs που κάποια στιγμή είχα συναντήσει. Παρακάτω είναι ένα από αυτά και αφορά τις εφαρμογές gtk1.x και τα Ελληνικά , θα ήθελα τη γνώμη σας πριν κάνω κανένα bugreport που είναι άχρηστο ή λάθος. …

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Jul 01 2006

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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Jun 12 2006

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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