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Jan 15 2010

OpenType support in OpenOffice 3.2 (Greek)

The new version 3.2 of OpenOffice.org is being developed and you can currently download the release candidate for your testing purposes. A big enhancement in OpenOffice.org 3.2 is the support for OpenType fonts. A typical Linux user is able to do most of the tasks with TrueType fonts, however any new exciting fonts available are …

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Jun 26 2008

What to see in OpenOffice.org 3.1 Writer;

At the User Experience mailing list at OpenOffice.org there is a thread to discuss & plan what new things should make it to OpenOffice.org 3.1. Here is the first email, From: Christian Jansen Date: Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35 AM Hi, OpenOffice.org 3.1 planning will start soon, thus I’d like to collect some ideas …

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May 08 2008

Προβληματικές συμπεριφορές στο adslgr.com/Forum του Linux

Παρακολουθώ μερικά forum και την ενότητα για Linux που έχουν, και αρκετές φορές απαντώ σε ερωτήματα χρηστών. Μερικά έχουν μικρή κίνηση, άλλα έχουν αρκετή και είναι πολύ ζωντανά. Ένα από τα forum αυτά είναι το ADSLGR.com @ Linux. Ωστόσο υπάρχει ένα πρόβλημα συμπεριφοράς από μερικά από τα «παλιά» μέλη που χρησιμοποιούν τακτικές bullying για να …

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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 18 2008

Create flash videos of your desktop with recordmydesktop

John Varouhakis is the author of recordmydesktop and gtk-recordmydesktop (front-end) which is a tool to help you record a session on your Linux desktop and save it to a Flash video (.flv). To install, click on System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager, and search for gtk-recordmydesktop. Install it. Then, the application is available from Applications/Sound&Video/gtkRecordMyDesktop. Before you are …

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Dec 06 2007

OpenOffice Writer training notes (request: make training video plz!)

OpenOffice.org is one of the most important layers of the open-source stack. Although it does a superb job, we really need to make effort to get more users working on it. Here we present training notes for the use of Writer, the word processor component of OpenOffice.org. We aim to make the best use of …

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Nov 11 2007

Localisation issues in home directory folders (xdg-user-dirs)

In new distributions such as Ubuntu 7.10 there is now support for folder names of personal data in your local language. What this means is that ~/Desktop can now be called ~/Επιφάνεια εργασίας. You also get a few more default folders, including ~/Music, ~/Documents, ~/Pictures and so on. This functionality of localised home folders has …

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Jul 16 2007


(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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Apr 11 2007

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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Apr 06 2007

Μη δομημένα κείμενα γραφείου

Αρκετές φορές προσπαθείτε να ανοίξετε ένα αρχείο .doc, που γράψατε (ή έγραψε κάποιος) σε Microsoft Word, και διαπιστώνεται ότι δεν φαίνεται σωστά από το OpenOffice.org. Εκτός από το πρόβλημα που η Microsoft για κάποιο λόγο δεν περιγράφει δημόσια το format .DOC (οπότε όλη η προσπάθεια ανάγνωσης από το ΟΟο είναι αποτέλεσμα reverse-engineering), υπάρχει το ζήτημα …

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Mar 15 2007

Blog promoting OpenOffice.org, ODF, open-standards

An interesting blog that takes you through the developments of ODF in the standardisation process is http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/. The first entry on the website is a static page; the second item is the newest entry, and so on. Recent posts talked about the OpenXML attempt for “fast-track” standardisation and how several countries dealt with this on …

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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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