I'm a student at The University of Reading, UK, on the Masters degree
in Typeface Design - http://www.typedesign.rdg.ac.uk/ - and am working
on free software fonts.
A significant part of the course is developing our typeface into a
family with a complex script complement, and full OpenType features.
I am considering designing an original Malayalam typeface designed for
reading long passages of text on screen, that will be wholly created
with and released as free software.
I thought I'd drop this mailing list a line to ask if anyone here would
like to be involved in my project - giving me feedback and supporting
information and perhaps doing some testing for me next year :-)
Initially I'm interested in the technical limitations around supporting
Indic languages including Malayalam in the most common free
rendering systems, both on screen (Pango/freetype) and for
printing (Firefox, scribus, TeX, OpenOffice.org)
Also, if anyone who has made any Indic fonts with free software is
on this list, I hope you'll also get in contact with me :-)
My first post on this list. Wanted to add to one of the topics in the archives.
IIT Madras has maintained a public mirror of Fedora for a long time.
It's not very up-to-date, but it's got ISOs, and usually gives good
Mirroring Fedora is very easy, and I think we need to promote the
concept of local mirrors in colleges and organisations. I maintain one
at home on ftp://home.saurabh.org.in/, and using reposync, it is a
piece of cake to schedule a daily cron job to synchronise. Gone are
the days when one had to rsync to download.fedora.redhat.com.
It would be great if a large Linux mirror is hosted in India at NIXI.
Charges are stiff http://nixi.in/fee.php, but donations can be raised.
I know people who know people at NIXI, so I should probably take the
initiative of going and meeting them once. Another interesting option
is to host India-specific ISO torrents, though the efficacy of that is
Happy to see a Fedora India list. Easier to join a list than to get
PGP signatures and join the Fedora Project wiki.
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Subject: [FOSS.IN-Speakers] Reminder: Last day for slide submission is
November 3rd 23:59 GMT+0530
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2007 12:07:51 +0530
From: Shreyas Srinivasan <sshreyas(a)gmail.com>
Just a gentle nudge to all you folks out there who haven't
submitted their slides yet, please do it at the earliest as
it will help us release the final list asap.
We do understand inspiration in "Last minute panic"
but for once lets get all the slides in before the last hour!
CelAbrate your flaws
F O S S . I N / 2 0 0 7
India's Premier FOSS Conference
December 4-8, 2007
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