is Nokia preparing for Indian Language Input?

in NDTV’s Cellguru show, I just watched that Nokia show some demo for Indian language input. Video is available here, Few screen-shot for Nokia is below:

Finally Nokia is doing something for Indian languages on high-end phone. Symbian 3 already updated to support Malayalam and Gurmukhi (Punjabi), (other Indian locales are already supported). Nokia took much time to support, but if they bring this year or early next year, then also they can be first to support Indian Languages on Mobile with input. (Apple iPhone 4 has Rendering, font support, but not Input). android still not ready to rendering any Indian locale.

But still Nokia has PLAN, and there is no news from Nokia itself (officially), so ‘who knows tomorrow’


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…

Intel Inside out – Now in US

Another News about Intel‘s GREAT Success
story to remain Big in market.
This News from US (previous from EU),
where State of New York file case against
Intel to pay money to AMD.
HP is second in line not to Do or Delay
release for AMD.
Dell as my personal experience, they are
not selling direct AMD, only through
Phone and salesman will let you know
various short-comes in AMD deals, provide
better deals in Intel only (this is India’s story).

if you remember EU’s fine to Intel (around 3.45 billion in May),
Intel reply them with various reasons, but final
reply from EU you can read hereLink
So, this is Intel’s Inside story, US prepared
after EU, but I am not sure about my country
whether they will start find wrong business
deals or not as Intel may pay more money now
to politician or Officers than EU/US.:-)

10 Things for New IT person

Just don’t want to copy & Paste, so
follow the link Here for Great Advice…

Summary as below (for my personal experience):
0000 – Being liked is easy Yes, I experienced it
0001 – Being respected is hard Yes, I experienced it
0010 – Everything you learned in college is useless Yes, I experienced it
0011 – Never stop learning Yes, I experienced it
0100 – You live or die by your text editor, so choose wisely – No, I m not programmer at last
0101 – No one really cares what college you went to Yes, I experienced it
0110 – Silence never goes out of style Yes, I experienced it
0111 – You will meet odd, strange and unpleasant people, deal with it –Yes, I experienced it
1000 – Make friends with IT Yes, I experienced it
1001 – You will never escape office politics – Yes, I experienced it

Nazi Reply got…

my ssh key is updated. I replied back
to gnome admin regarding
key replacement time (which we can think to improve)
but Nazi reply back to me like:

“We’re all just volunteers here, and we’re doing as best as we can and
try to be as helpful as we can. Even for users who did not bother to
back up their own sensitive data.”

* If they are volunteer, then “What AM I?”

* ya, I lost my key, my mistake, but Is it not Very Harsh and hard reply
even I was trying to help them to improve if possible.

It was not VERY unexpected as I know something about NEW Nazi group:-)

Punjabi Translation with various Online translation Projects

Different project means – Only for which I
am working for Punjabi Translation,
where Internet means – Project which having
online translation.
So I have 3 major projects for translation
(Those are neither open source nor Free)

First one is Google Translation, which
include various software Blogger, gmail,
Google Search. I did a lot of translation for
this project, but at last I have to stop as
various people actually try to make
English script for Translation like
“Search” is put as “Khoj” not “ਖੋਜ”, which
ultimately make no sense. If wrote a
mail to Google about this no reply about it
and even no action to stop. Even today
you can get Search page with English Script in Punjabi.
Other than this, if I submitted a
translation, nobody know when I get
it on interface, one month, 2 month, 6
month or never! There is no chance to
replace other Bad Translation or
even to Vote -Ve for it. It is really
really Bad.

Second Project is “FaceBook”. It is really
Nice project and method for Translation.
It is very quick. If you start Translation,
just right click on word (which has RED Line
under it) and do translation (surely you
have to complete glossary first). It is very
best, Mostly used word, If completed in
a single day and most work is finished in
a week. Vote is another best thing in Facebook,
which allow other people to judge your
work and vote for it. It is state-forward
method for translator and vote to choose
correct word. and yes, when you translate,
word appears immediately and replace English.
It is amazing experience for me as translator.
I did a lot and will do more in this project.

last one is word-press, its translation
is quite similar with Google Method, but
only difference I felt is loading page
after submitting translation word. While
Google load whole Big page, but it load
single word and make my home CDMA connection
bill light.

anyway it is not big task for company like
google to make Translation from professionals
(He can pay). While provide Translation for
this low level and Bad face is just a joke>
with Language</span, nothing less. If you have
Huge Bank account, why not pay a small %
to do translation, if you really want to
provide in language, Even if you for 100
developers (I know it is many 100s),
why not a single translator and surely there
will not able 1000 languages (even not 200) to
translate. If not translator (want to get Translation
FREE of cost!), then an editor for Each language,
so that Interface must be good
if you want to go public face.

Firefox 3 – The Download Day!

it was 18 June in India, and I opened site for firefox, but it was not!
I tried many times, but web-site was down. I thought It was due to
heavy download. within 2 hours, I failed to open a single time:-(

my friend told me that BSNL blocked the site due to heavy traffic.
oh shit, it was too bad. only after lunch time I was able to download it.
till that time I was watching graph from Firefox download world-wide.

It was wonderful to see graph, but India is far behind than even
smaller countries like France, Germany. With passing day, it was
near to 0.1 million, but where China is over it, but Australia, Russia
is over if you compare population with India. Even Brazil has
statics comparable with US/Canada.

Top 10 downloader are:US, Germany, Japan, Spain, UK, France, Iran, Italy, Canada, Poland

Overall, it shows awareness about Open Source and even about uses of
Software (computer) in Region, India, China, has half the world population,
has Low IT density as compared to rest of world. Same with Africa. So
when those region increases Open Source/Free Software uses (like Brazil has),
then it will be different picture on map while we download next Firefox:-)