lokalize crash with qt 4.7.1 – workaround

lokalize is crashing from last few weeks in latest qt-4.7.1

Fedora Bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=660028

Upstream KDE Bug: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249373

Nokia qt bug: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-15659

for Fedora, you need to downgrade your ‘qt’ packages for ‘qt-4.7.0-8′ or eariler,

which you can download from Koji or Simple way is:

$yum downgrade qt*

meanwhile

lokalize is crashing from last few weeks in latest qt-4.7.1.

Fedora Bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=660028

Upstream KDE Bug: https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=249373

Nokia qt bug: http://bugreports.qt.nokia.com/browse/QTBUG-15659

for Fedora, you need to downgrade your ‘qt’ packages for ‘qt-4.7.0-8’ or eariler,

which you can download from Koji or Simple way is:

$yum downgrade qt*

meanwhile Kevin Kofler confirm that qt is fixed by upstream (commit). So fix should be available in

fedora soon.

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Windows 7 Language Pack for Indic Languages…

Windows 7 Language Packs made available for Indic locales Here and instruction to install is Given Here.

I have only Windows Home premium, so at a time only one Language can work and not able to switch between different languages without change settings (Professional and Ultimate has feature for Multiple Language).

I am using Punjabi Language for Windows Desktop. Translation is better than Windows XP, but still it needs some improvement (which I would like to say not enhancement, but problematic). Dialog Box size different from en_US Windows and Few dialog box/window are not appear proper. Translation sometime seems like too low-level (pure Punjabi) to use actually. More over Most translation is just copy of Hindi, which sometime don’t make any sense in Punjabi.

Few Screenshots are below.

 

 

 

ਯਾਚਨਾ (what is this?)

Just providing Translation without any Review from actual computer users, it is bad (only good to complete formality for business deals)

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.

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.

Punjabi Support Enable on Windows 7

Windows 7 has Unicode 5.1 Support for Punjabi,
it is very easy to enable this support on Windows.
If you take care during installation and select Punjabi
(it is Punjabi (India)), in Language list, then
it is very easy.

I have put few screenshot here to Enable Punjabi Support
Control Panel
Load the control panel by clicking on the “Start”‘ menu and pressing the “Control Panel” icon. Make sure you are in category view. Select the icon that says “Clock, Language and Regional Options” and then select “Region and Language”


Region and Language
Select the “Format” tab and make sure you select the option saying “English (USA)” and select “Punjabi (India)”.

If you are outside India, please use “Additional Settings” and Change Currency or Select “Location” Tab to select Location.

INPUT Punjabi
Type Punjabi On Desktop
Now you can see icon near Notification area with “EN” as shown


You can use the combination ALT + SHIFT to switch between different keyboard layouts (e.g. from a English Keyboard to Gurmukhi and vice-versa).

Don’t know Punjabi Keyboard?
if you are new to Punjabi input and don’t know Punjabi Keyboard Layout, there is easy solution to input Punjabi “On-Screen Keyboard”.
On-Screen Keyboard can be accessed by clicking on the “Start” -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Ease to Access -> On-Screen Keyboard”

I liked On-Screen Keyboard, which also has Punjabi Support,
just open Keyboard and select Punjabi from Icon (or Alt+Shift),
the you can see the Keyboard in Punjabi.

Complete Detail on Community Website.
Please share it with Punjabi, ask to read/write Punjabi (Gurmukhi) on
their Computer. Ask to Use Unicode, so that we permote our
language over web…

install compare-locales (from Mozilla l10n tools)

To install compare-locales on Fedora Machine,
‘easy_install‘ need to install, which is NOT
part of python-setuptools, for which I tried
many times to find and install, but it IS
part of python-setuptools-devel (mostly
devel packages don’t have command useful
for user).

$yum install python-setuptools-devel

$easy_install compare-locales

so, now you can use this on Fedora to
compare your locale with english strings
How to use, please check Mozilla Website and Blogs

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)