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OOXML voting process and controversy

By the end of this month, the ITC 1/SC 34 Technical Committee (ISO) will be voting on whether to accept or not OOXML as an ISO standard. The voting countries (Participating countries) are   Brazil (ABNT) Bulgaria (BDS) China (SAC) Colombia (ICONTEC) Cyprus (CYS) Czech Republic (CNI) Côte-d’Ivoire (CODINORM) Denmark (DS) Finland (SFS) France (AFNOR) …

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(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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Say No to OOXML

Click on the image above to visit the petition page. I copy here the terms of the petition to say no on the standardisation of MSOOXML at ISO. I ask the national members of ISO to vote “NO” in the ballot of ISO DIS 29500 (Office OpenXML or OOXML format) for the following reasons: There …

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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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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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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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