Mozilla Awareness Event in Rural Area of Punjab

With the Help of Punjabi community, we organize a event dedicated to Mozilla and its variant available in Punjabi on 24th Jan, 2015 at rural area of Punjab, Takhtupura (Moga District).

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Event was organized in Local High School of village, despite very bad weather outside. The young peoples (Mostly collage students) of Takhtupura came to attend this event.

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Event was started at 12 Noon, there was no sun outside and weather was around 4 degree with chilled air. We started with the Welcome speech for audience and continue with the Mozilla mission and various other projects running by Mozilla.

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Inder Punj started to tell them about Firefox, Firefox OS and Thunderbird, Peoples was too surprised to knew that Mozilla Firefox is available in Punjabi also, Inder gave them demo how they can use Punjabi version of Firefox on their desktop and how they can switch firefox in Punjabi on their mobile. Peoples were excited and tried the same on their mobiles and was happy to see their mobile browser running in Punjabi. Inder request peoples to use Punjabi version of Firefox on their android phones as well on their Desktop and tell your friends and family about it.

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Later Pirthi introduced them with the FirefoxOS and told them about the cheapest smart phone available in the market. Peoples was numb to listen that there is cheap smart phone by Firefox available to use. Later we show them the Mozilla Firefox OS phones and tell them how it works in Punjabi and requested peoples to use this as much as they can and tell us in case any improvement/bug etc.

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Later Pirthi and Inder Punj interact 1:1 with the peoples and answer their all queries. Peoples was curious to ask question about Mozilla mission and products. Some of the young collage students requested us to organize such event in their collages so that more people can benefited from these free softwares in Punjabi.

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At end refreshment had been given to the peoples. Served them snacks and soft drinks. Pirthi and Inder say thanks to the peoples for make this event a success and requested them to continue to support Punjabi community and Mozilla.

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At end group photo was at school courtyard with promise from peoples that they will use and promote Punjabi community and Mozilla efforts as much as possible.

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Punjabi community would like to Thanks Jeff Beaty and Mozilla to help us to organize this event.

Press release on on the leading Punjabi news paper – http://beta.ajitjalandhar.com/news/20150126/20/822512.cms#822512

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Test Google Fonts for Gurmukhi Script (Punjabi) – Prepare

Testing Google (not limited to) fonts with Linux. UTRRS is tool, which I am going to use to compare feature and verify shapes.

Google Noto Fonts: http://www.google.com/get/noto

Gurmukhi Fonts: http://www.google.com/get/noto/#/family/noto-sans-guru

Download from here: http://www.google.com/get/noto/pkgs/NotoSansGurmukhi-hinted.zip

Which font to selected – Note for Developer:

Use unhinted fonts for Android and Mac (Android and Mac ignore hinting information embedded in fonts).
Use hinted fonts for other platforms.

1. Unzip file

2. install

$  sudo cp NotoSansGurmukhi* /usr/share/fonts/google-noto/
$ fc-cache /usr/share/fonts/google-noto/

3. Confirm if it is working for your Script

$ fc-list |grep Gurmukhi
/usr/share/fonts/google-noto/NotoSansGurmukhi-Bold.ttf: Noto Sans Gurmukhi:style=Bold
/usr/share/fonts/google-noto/NotoSansGurmukhiUI-Bold.ttf: Noto Sans Gurmukhi UI:style=Bold
/usr/share/fonts/google-noto/NotoSansGurmukhiUI-Regular.ttf: Noto Sans Gurmukhi UI:style=Regular
/usr/share/fonts/google-noto/NotoSansGurmukhi-Regular.ttf: Noto Sans Gurmukhi:style=Regular

4. Open UTRRS: http://utrrs-testing.rhcloud.com/

5. Select Language from Left

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6. Add font name in “Please enter font family name” (same as Bold text in Step 3)

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Now you are ready to do Testing for Fonts with UTRRS.

Reference is Image data

Character/Text is data with Selected fonts (Noto Sans Gurmukhi)

Compare Reference with Character (for Code Ponits, GSUB, GPOS)

with Next post try to put information regarding Gurmukhi Fonts and some comparsion with Lohit on Fedora 20/21

CLDR – help to fix your Locale/Language Data

CLDR is Common Locale Data Repository.

Why is it important to me?

Are you using  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?

 

CLDR_Units_DateANDTime

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.

 

 

Punjabi input on Nokia N900…

Punjabi Keyboard (virtual) layout is ready for Use with Nokia N900.
Please suggest if you have any comments about it.

Add Punjabi Layout to N900:

Download ukeyboard
install it on your device.

Download attached file n900keyboardlayout.zip [1], unzip it
and scp “pa-jhelum.vkb” file to N900 in following directory:

/usr/share/ukeyboard

Enable Punjabi Layout:

Goto  
Settings-> Text input -> 1st language –Change this to ਜੇਹਲਮ (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ)

Now you can start type Punjabi. Meanwhile I am trying to add
this layout to ukeyboard so that Punjabi support available
by default.

Note: you need to install fonts for Punjabi, please read

Enable Punjabi on N900
 

[1] Source file for that is also attached, if you want to change, you can
easily do that. Following ukeyboard instructions to edit and compile it.

N900 Will be Soon Av ailable…

N900 from Nokia available” News is everywhere.
it is following Hardware Configration:
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Display:

  • 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
  • 800 × 480 pixel resolution
  • Micro-USB connector, High-Speed USB 2.0

Battery

  • BL-5J 1320mAh

Processor:

  • TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Memory:

  • Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory)
  • 32 GB internal storage

Keyboard:

  • Full QWERTY tactile keyboard
  • Full QWERTY onscreen keyboard

GSM (Phone):

  • Quad-band GSM EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 900/1700/2100 MHz

Web:

  • Maemo browser powered by Mozilla
  • Adobe Flash Supported

Camera:

  • 5 megapixel camera (2584 × 1938 pixels)

—-

Complete Detail about Specification here

I was searching for processor, which is available here.
Speed is still not clear whether 600Mhz-1Ghz or not? as Nokia
only mention ~600Mhz, but Site showing upto 1Ghz.

Anyway Linux based Phone, hope to get Unicode based Indian
Language working, which is yet supported by iPhone (partly).

KDE 4.3 – lokalize fixed

after kde 4.2 release, lokalize has problem
to Find or Replace Text. It was big problem
to Edit Translation files (po) with Lokalize,
if you want to find or replace some text in
lokalize.
But KDE 4.3 release, it is fixed and now
you can find/replace text. Catalogmanager
it is now automatic show status of all
files. Both the fix are quit helpful for
translator.
Fedora 11 and Fedora 10 Users can get
those package (kdebase-4.3* etc) by
enable test repo with following command
$yum update –enablerepo=updates-testing

but if you can wait for days, then you can get
package with yum update only.

period for which lokalize has problem, I
tried alternative PO Editor, which as
few different, but impressive features.
(Update later)

virtaal
linguist-qt4 (qt-devel package)