Nokia N900 has Hindi Support

Finally Nokia did something good with N900. with latest

firmware for India (RX-51_2009SE_10.2010.19-1.004_PR_COMBINED_004_ARM),

it include Hindi Fonts (Mangal.ttf), but wonder why Microsoft’s Non-Free Fonts

are in Device, when they can use Free/GPL fonts.

(it is available at $49 here and various other languages also)

But finally Nokia did something for Indian languages. There is

no support for input or language selection as Hindi (India – English(UK)),

but you can surf web and read news in Hindi. Not just Hindi, but

any Devanagari Script based language, which are supported by qt

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Linux Confidence…

While playing and busy with installing driver for M4A89GTD PRO/USB3,

there is file

D:\LinuxDrivers\readme

I was wonder why only text file. but feel proud after reading only line in file, which was

following:

“Note: Please update to the latest Linux Kernel for motherboard chipset and components support.”

Chrome – test Drive…

Google chrome released long time back, I never tried it, but after using some mobile services and read about N900 + Chrome, I thought to test run. Finally start with Mac OS version, then tried on Linux (Fedora x86_64 RPM build by google), and Finally on Windows. It imported all data from Firefox on All platforms very easily , no error, and look was same on all OS, Same feel.

Book Mark Sync was quick feature, which I liked most as Firefox, need to install Weave and then it ask Few more username and password and PIN, then start sync, but for Chrome, someone need only Google a/c and it is done. But what I missed is Merge feature, which works better on Firefox (it ask what to merge), but chrome don’t. You have to merge or not sync at all. Secondly not sure, but I found it is not syncing Password and Browser history like Mozilla Weave

Overall smooth ride, cool look, faster loading, interface than Firefox.

for i18n/l10n point, it is not available in my language (Punjabi), for which I pushed Issue. For Indic, it is available in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Oriya, Tamil, Telugu.

it is Open Source, so got en-GB file to translate, start work if I can push to Google, where I am not sure whether they accept code or not.

Motorola is Back (India)….

Missing Motorola after A1600 release ( with Linux OS), but
now it is back with Motorola MileStone with following
specification:

ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM – Android 2.1
Camera: 5 MP Dual LED Flash
3G WCDMA/900/2100, GSM 850/900/1800/1900, HSPA, GPRS Class 12, WiFi
BATTERY TYPE – 1400 mAh Li Ion
DISPLAY TYPE – TFT
WEIGHT – 165 g (heavy)
SIZE 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
DISPLAY SIZE 3.7″; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen; PPI 267
PROCESSOR SPEED – 550 MHz (Slow)
Buy cost is ~32,000 INR, which seems too costly when we
compare with latest Sony Ericsson X10. X10 with
almost same price provide more feature, almost all
feature with 1Ghz, which make phone future-proof
(minimum for few months at least).
you can check compare at GSMarena
But it seems motorola is back (which I like more than
other phone brand, it is first brand to bring Linux phone
in India E6)

Mac, Password and local keyboard setting…

First time, just before to login to write this
post, I was stuck with Macbook, where
my user password in English character,
forgot to change keyboard back to English
(from Punjabi), while Close MacBook
(which I often do).
When I opened, it was asking for password,
tried 2-3 times, but failed, then I found that
keyboard layout is Punjabi (not English),
so it was not accpecting password.
I tried Keyboard Shortcut to change like
Fedora/Gnome did. (+ keys),
but it was not changing, Rebooted, but still
asking for password.

Finally I found solution, hard learning, but it
works
Press key + (also
key also w0rks).
may be helpful in very rare condition, but it is
working this way….

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…