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Typing in Kannada on Mac, UIM and m17n on Mac OS X

Years back, I had been of some help in readying a Kannada font for Mac OS X. It was a Mac OS X port of Kedage font. I had no Mac device with me then.
Through Sampada, I used to get several emails from Kannadigas around the globe requesting information about getting to read Kannada on devices running Mac OS X.

Spectacular planetarium - Stellarium

stellarium When in school, college, the lengthy hours of (load shedding) power cuts in the evenings stealthily served a purpose - dragging us to the rooftop to gaze at the stars. In Bangalore though, gazing at the stars is not quite the same because of the all the glow from the city side, even during a power cut. But here's a software that lets you browse through the spectacular objects in the space serving just like a planetarium but on your desktop!


Participation in the second edition of GNU/Linux Habba was huge. Close to 150 people turned up and the response was overwhelming. It was well above the capacity of the venue. I would have been much happier had the program been entirely in Kannada as was intended earlier. Our Mysore volunteers seemed to have a penchant for English (even in an event planned to be in Kannada) which took me by a little surprise.

GNU/Linux Habba in Mysuru!

GNU/Linux Habba will happen in Mysore this time on Sunday next week. I'm sure most of you might have read about it already or got an email or two regarding this. But registrations will be open only from Monday and we look forward to having fun installing GNU/Linux that day with all GNU/Linux fans, enthusiasts in Mysore! (If you too are in Mysore that day, do join in) Venue: University of Mysore, Gangothri, Mysore How do we Register? Whom should we contact?