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Firefox shortcuts in Linux on non-us keyboard layout, and Greek

You tried to use the common keyboard shortcuts in the Linux version of Firefox, with a keyboard layout other than us, and you realised they do not work. For example, Ctrl-C does not work when the Greek keyboard layout is active because Firefox receives Ctrl-Ψ (which is undefined). This is a well-known problem affecting keyboard …

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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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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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Keyboard updates in Xorg

There have been a few updates in Xorg regarding the multilingual keyboard support. First, a new dead key has been added for Finish, dead_stroke. It appears that Cyrillic would find it useful as the available dead keys are too few to be reused in this case. The moral of the story is that if you …

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How to write special characters in Xorg and GNOME

There is functionality in Xorg that allows type special characters, without having to switch to a specific keyboard layout. To enable, Click System, Preferences, Keyboard. Under Layout Options, expand on Compose key position. Choose Right-Win key is compose, click Close. Now you can type extended characters using the RightWin key (next to AltGr), according to …

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February stats (Planet FLOSS Cyprus/Greece)

February has been a good month for Planet FOSS Cyprus/Greece. Over 2100 unique visitors visited, producing over 18000 page hits and taking up 3.2GB of bandwidth. Most of the visitors arrive early in the afternoon with some big peaks between 15:00 and 18:00. The majority of the visitors come from Greece (around 50%)  while a …

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