CLDR – help to fix your Locale/Language Data

CLDR is Common Locale Data Repository.

Why is it important to me?

Are you usingĀ  any of MS Windows, Apple Mac, Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Red Hat, Debian) Operating system for Desktop/Laptop in you native Langauge?

Are you using iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android, Windows Phones?

Are you using any Google Services?



then this is Locale Repo, from where you Language Data is coming, which includes Date, Time format/name (like Mon, Tuesday or May 28, 2014 or 28 May, 2014). Here you can decide how it will look like.

Even if you don’t want to provide new entry, you can choose and Vote.




KDE 4.4 Beta on my Desktop

While I skipped using KDE from last few months,
after release of KDE4 Beta, tried again.

first impression “Woh!”

please check few screenshot of KDE4 on Fedora 13 (Rawhide)

1) Desktop with few

2) Adding few more widgets (Mac’s Impression)

3) Google translate English to Hindi, Amritsar Weather

4) Activities, which still I failed to understand what and how to do with this:-)

Hope to KDE4 more acceptable in daily work than previous KDE4 releases….

Snow leopard (Mac OS X 10.6), Punjabi and Unicode 5.1

Newly available Mac Snow Leopard, which suppose
to be supporting Unicode 5.1 standard.
After upgrading from Mac OS X 10.5 (leopard) to
Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), Finally
I got that it is not supporting Punjabi (Gurmukhi) with
Unicode 5.1 standard.

Please use This Test Page to test Gurmukhi Unicode,
where you will find that following characters are missing
from fonts.
0A33 //This Test case working on 1 Mac machine, not on mine

Need to test other Indian Languages, not sure about
Apple’s statement about Unicode 5.1 support whehter
it is about Indic language or not.

For Gurmukhi, need bug, going to file after confirming
with more mac users.

I have promise to keep…

It was bad, too bad that after fixing an issue
on 2th of May, I got to know that it’s DVD-RW
it was not working. I was shocked, why not working?

I was really upset and called Apple Support Center
instead fixing it from Locall reseller (RSG)
which already fix some issue and make a new one.

Technical support Engineer asked all posibiility to
Fix the issue and finally he said to visit to RSG
again, I refused to visit as they waste lot of time
and not actually work on issue. I asked him
to replace Laptop instead of fix it (because
after a Repair how can a brand new thing can be
call “New” more, if it is fixed 2 times).
He aggreed with me and forward my call to Customer Service
department in Austrila. She was nice worker, asked
me to give address and ensure that it will be replace.
(call was on 8May Thursday). so plan was to pick
up old hardware on Monday and back within 1 week.
I was happy.
Friday 9May, I got call from Apple Courier department
about detailed process. He told that pick up take one
week and after that it will take 3 week to get back
new laptop to you. I was little worry about this
Big Time period as I know that Company offen
take max time limit (as Dell told me to deliver
Monitor in minimum 1 week, but I got it on 3 day).

Monday 11 May, I was waiting for Call, but No call
even upto 5PM. Finally Courier person Came directly
to home and pick this. (Cool 1 promise kept!)

Thursday 15 May, I mailed on her again to get
update about courier and update Address. I got
NO reply. Now I was worring it.

Monday 18 May, I was waiting for it (although
I should not as per consulted by Apple).

Tuesday 19 May, I had not hope to get today, but
my New Laptop with Courier company. Guy brought
that with him and asked about Tax to pay, I asked
him that it will be paided by Apple India as
it was replacement and I already paid all Tax, when I
bought Laptop. So he took it back and asked to wait
for 1-2 days.

don’t know when I will get back from Courier company,
but one thing was sure that Apple keep its
2nd promise also (it was better than my

Yes, it is ‘royal APPLE’.

Mac – Hardware issue – Fixed in 8 days

last week, I have very painfull time as New macbook undergone a mjaor breakdown.
Screen was showing content for few seconds and then disappear. day by day, it was going to be worse.
I took to Imagine Apple Store (only store for Apple product), they said Engineer was not available all day, but surely they will help to fix this. I called Apple help over phone, he asked few question and finally with some testing, he confirmed that it is Hardware issue and asked to visit same store. Next Day I visited over there and
now they checked it. Engineer confirmed that it is hardware issue and asked to me to take machine with myself. I was bit surprised, but feel good about this. He suggested that if it is fixable issue, then he will otherwise, new laptop will be provide (but at evening he cleared that it will repairable issue, so only repaired).
I called Apple Technical support again
(want to ask why my machine is going to replace, why Repaired), English Gentleman cleared that if you comlaint within 10 days, then only we are able to replace in India, otherwise repaired. I was bit late (on 12th day, I asked to store for repair).

Any way yesterday, Engineer called me and asked to bring laptop. I took to store around 1PM, He started work on it. LCD need to replace. I was sitting over there for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Hours. “Sir, we are working. it very complex structure. this
is, that is” but finally at 9, it was fixed and
I took it with me, now working fine.
(but this is my view that company like Royal Apple, should replace, not repair, even it is working fine, but Stantard and value goes down with opening body. This is for Dell, HP and all other world, but not for Apple