Tag: unicode

How to make a snap package for lolcat with snapcraft on Ubuntu

In this post we are going to see how to make snap installation packages for a program called lolcat. What you need for this tutorial? This tutorial is similar to Snap a python application. If you first follow that tutorial, then this one will reinforce what you have learned and expand to dealing with more …

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Ubuntu Font Beta and Greek

Screenshot-Waterfall DejaVu Polytonic

Update: All open bugs for this font at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntufontbetatesting/+bugs File your bug. Currently there bugs relating to Greek, 1. Letter γ ((U03B3) has an untypical style 2.  In letters with YPOGEGRAMMENI, YPOGEGRAMMENI is expected to be under not on the right and 3. Many Greek small letters have untypical style Here we see some samples …

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Avestan keyboard layout

Keyboard Layout - Avestan

According to Wikipedia, Avestan (pronounced /əˈvɛstən/ [1]) is an Iranian language known only from its use as the language of Zoroastrian scripture, i.e. the Avesta, from which it derives its name. The language must also at some time have been a spoken language, but how long ago that was is unknown. Its status as a …

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Éńĥãǹčīṅǧ·ẗḧë·ẃṛīťıñĝ·ṩụṗṗọṙẗ·ıń·ǦŤḰ+

These are the presentation slides of my talk on improving the writing support in GTK+. It relates to several posts I have in my other (now not used anymore) blog at http://blogs.gnome.org/simos/2008/07/23/guadec-2008-presentation-slides/. Enhancing the writing support in GTK+ Note: The title may not appear properly because I use a fancy effect that does not support …

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Keyboard layout editor UI concept

(click for bigger image) At the top we select the keyboard layout file, the variant, and set the corresponding verbose name. The keyboard layout editor shows a standard keyboard, where each keyboard key can show up to four levels. When you select a key, the bottor-left window shows the characters that have been set (here …

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Should UI strings in source code have non-ASCII characters?

There is a discussion going on at desktop-devel about whether the UI strings in the source code should also have non-ASCII characters. For example, should typical strings with double-quotes have those fancy Unicode double quotes? printf(_(“Could not find file “%s”n”)); instead of printf(_(“Could not find file “%s”n”)); The general view from the replies is to …

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