Tag: latin

Εναλλακτικές διατάξεις πληκτρολογίου για ελληνικά

Ο Νίκος Μουτσανάς έφτιαξε δύο εναλλακτικές διατάξεις πληκτρολογίου που μπορεί να φανούν χρήσιμες σε όσους γράφουν συχνά σε διάφορες λατινικές (ευρωπαϊκές) διατάξεις πληκτρολογίου και θέλουν μια κοινή συγκεντρωτική διάταξη θέλουν μια ελληνική διάταξη που να επιτρέπει και αγγλικά με τη χρήση του AltGr (δηλαδή μια διάταξη για ελληνικά και αγγλικά) Είναι πιθανό κάποιες από τις …

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Workaround for bad fonts in Google Earth 5 (Linux)

Update Jan 2010: The following may not work anymore. Use with caution. See relevant discussions at http://forum.ubuntu-gr.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=15607 and especially http://kigka.blogspot.com/2010/11/google-6.html Older post follows: So you just installed Google Earth 5 and you can’t figure out what’s wrong with the fonts? If your language does not use the Latin script, you cannot see any text? Here …

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Looking into the symbol files

In the previous post, we talked about the ANTLR grammar that parses the XKB layout files. The grammar is available at http://code.google.com/p/keyboardlayouteditor/source/browse. I’ll rather push to the freedesktop repository once the project is completed. Now it’s too easy for me, just doing svn commit -m something. Below you can see the relevant layout files for …

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Parsing XKB files with antlr

antlr (well, antlr3) is an amazing tool that replaces lex/flex, yacc/bison. One would use antlr3 if they want to deal with Domain-Specific Languages (DSL), an example of which are the text configuration files. In our case, we use antlr3 to parse some of the XKB configuration files, those found in /etc/X11/xkb/symbols/??. Our aim is to …

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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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The Google Highly Open Participation Contest

One more initiative by Google to reach out to the community and promote free and open-source software is the The Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2007/2008. The purpose of the competition is to enable young students older than 13 years old but have not entered yet the tertiary education, to participate in open-source development. To …

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