24 December, 2009

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
Press key + (also
key also w0rks).
may be helpful in very rare condition, but it is
working this way....

18 December, 2009

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...

13 December, 2009

Maemo 5 on Desktop

I was trying to get Maemo 5 device, but
finally I got easy method to install it on
desktop machine with help of instruction
over here.

I am working to find a way to include Punjabi (and other
Indic) language to device. Few steps I completed:
Locale-Extras - Updated all Indic locale files
Indic - Project to include all i18n stuff for Indic languages
Keyboard Layout - Virtual/On-Screen Keyboard (which has no Indic support yet)

still I am not able to add my language in it, but find few things
different from my desktop machine:
more time required to work on this, but I have next Internet
connection in coming weeks.
This system setup on Ubuntu AMD64. Often forgot to
put variable vdso32=0 for kernel at boot time.