KDE 4.4 and Indian Calendar System

I have never seen anywhere such a system,
but in KDE 4.4, in which Indian Calendar system
can be choose at Desktop system. 
In kde, choose systemsettings->Regional & Language
->Language-> Time and Date.
There is  Indian Calendar, so after login and logout,
you can check it.
Following image has enough detail about it.

KDE 4.4 with Phalgun Month

Month: Phalgun
Day: Som (Monday)
Year: 1931

with time, software becoming more useful and more
close not only to hi-fi people, but general public.
After all those are for them, by them.


N900 with Punjabi support….

I got N900 for Testing Punjabi on it.
While need to install fonts, I was not
clear about rendering after installing
fonts. it is based on Maemo Linux, so
you can install/use application easily

After install openssl-client/server,
scp lohit-punjabi fonts from fedora
machine to N900 and ‘fc-cache’,
run ‘fennec’.

While after reboot, I can see the
Punjabi in mail and other places
(no interface translation available yet).
Most Important thing was Rendering,
which is just working and good enough
to use. fonts was installed on N810, but
there is Punjabi Rendering was broken

More Screenshot you can check here

from i18n Point of view, following task with status:

-Fonts- Working – Need to package
-Rendering – Working – Nothing to Done
-Input – Need to Work – Need to Package

Now Android:
No Indian Language is supported as such, but

got a chance to check Samsung Galaxy Spica

It has Hindi Interface, but Rendering broken.
Same as Apple iPhone.

Now it seems Nokia should work fast, but less
hard to provide Indian language as Rendering is
working and just installing fonts can
help to enable support.

MS Office Bug for Punjabi Rendering…

After many year, I was working on Microsoft

Word/Power Point. version it 2007 (2010 Beta),

both has common problem for Punjabi (Gurmukhi)

rendering. While Input Character with Bindi

(ਸ/ਗ/ਜ/ਫ/ਲ) and use (਼) with it, then input

any dependent vowel, it delete the (਼)


ਗ + ਼ + ੀ = ਗੀ

it is happening only with Office only,

while WordPad and NotePad is ok.

is here and Test case is below.


Character + Bindi + Dependant Vowel = Resutl

Failed Case

ਸ + ਼ + ਾ = ਸ਼ਾ
ਖ + ਼ + ੈ= ਖ਼ੈ
ਗ + ਼ + ਿ = ਗ਼ਿ
ਜ + ਼ + ੀ = ਜ਼ਿ
ਲ + ਼ + ੁ = ਲ਼ੁ
ਫ + ਼ + ੇ = ਫ਼ੇ


ਸ਼ + ਾ= ਸ਼ਾ
ਖ਼ + ੈ=ਖ਼ੈ
ਗ਼ + ਿ=ਗ਼ਿ
ਜ਼ + ੀ=ਜ਼ੀ
ਲ਼ + ੁ=ਲ਼ੁ
ਫ਼ + ੇ=ਫ਼ੇ

Try to delete and paste Dependent Vowel at end.

Don’t know how to Find Revision/Version of MS Office and how to report to Microsoft:-(

I got Dell Studio 1457 with Intel i7 processor yesterday.

for Fedora 12 installation major problems:
1) Broadcom Ethernet is not detected (fixed)
2) Once Display Blank, reboot and then only start,
(this was true for anaconda also) (still not working)
3) No Sound (still not working) Fedora Bug 562695

Dell Studio 1457 Smolt Profile

after 4 attempt to install Fedora 12, (3 failed
with no display), I get message that there is
no Network device detected on your machine,
so please use DVD or Complete CD (I was
using network install). (that is why
keep DVD with you at home:-) )
Got KDE Live CD, installation was quite fast,
Ethernet was not detected, but Wireless
was working (it is intel half-mini card).

Rebooted and Display gone. After waiting
for few minutes, reboot again this time
display was working (now after shutdown,
I need to reboot 2 times to get display working)

Broadcom Ethernet:
there is workaround given here (Fedora Bug)

modprobe -r tg3

modprobe broadcom
modprobe tg3
modprobe tg3


it is working, but need to use this each time

Video: ATI detected and worked on proper resolution automatically
Audio: Still not working

KDE System Monitor showing 8 Cores (i7 has 4 core / 8 threads)