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Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts

George Douros created a set of Unicode fonts that cover the part of the Unicode standard for ancient scripts and symbols. Linear B Ideograms; Ιδεογράμματα Γραμμικής Β Ancient Greek numbers; Αρχαίοι ελληνικοί αριθμοί Click here to see more screenshots on the Ancient fonts gallery. Simossimos.info

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Convert your legacy font to Unicode

There exist quite a few legacy fonts, from the time that 8-bit-style encodings was the norm. Nowdays, most (if not all) spoken and ancient scripts have been added to the Unicode standard. Therefore, if you have a legacy font, you can convert to Unicode using a guide by William J Poser. The guide uses Linear …

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Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.10

This is a follow-up to the article Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on how to add extended multimedia support to the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new version of Ubuntu Linux, 7.04, has a new functionality to help add multimedia support in a seamless way; when you try to play a media file that requires …

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Open Font License (OFL) 1.1 Released

Dear OFL friends and reviewers, We’re pleased to finally announce the completion of the SIL Open Font License version 1.1. This free and open license has been updated to improve clarity, remove potential ambiguities, and make it easier to use for both authors and users. Visit the OFL web site for more information: http://scripts.sil.org/ofl A …

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Translating the OLPC

In a previous post, we covered how to install fonts and enabling writing support on the OLPC. The OLPC contains a limited number of applications that are available to be translated. These applications include NetworkManager, part of the GNOME project (HEAD, extras) alsa-utils, ??? aspell, external atk10, part of the GNOME project (GNOME 2.18, developer) …

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Greek Font Society fonts (re-)released under the Open Font License

Several of the Greek Font Society fonts have been released under the Open Font License. This includes GFSDidotOT, GFSOlgaOT and GFSPortonOT. Thank you Greek Font Society! Simossimos.info

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