Just a quick update:
I got some good tips from Maxim Ioresh (Creator of the Culmus Fonts Project) and had some insights of my own regarding some of the glyphs.
I am much more confident now that the design will be completed real fast.
Ubuntu Hebrew Font 0.6 – PDF
Ubuntu Hebrew Font 0.6 – Adobe Illustrator
On October 10th Ubuntu will launch it’s new version “Maverick Meerkat” and with it a new free and open source beautiful font simply called the Ubuntu Font.
Many foreign glyphs, and specifically Hebrew glyphs for this font are scheduled only for the next Ubuntu release (Natty Narwhal) on April 2011. Continue reading
There is a long time debate in the Gnome and Ubuntu community about the use of national flags as language indicators instead of country codes.
The basic argument is that for many languages there are several nationalities that use them, and that using flags as indicators might hurt the feelings of just annoy people (What do you use for English? American flag? UK flag? Maybe Australian flag? etc.).
Further more, in the past there were incidents with the use of some controversial flags that pissed of other nationalities (I’m sure there is a link for that somewhere, can’t find it), so eventually the use of flags as indicators was abandoned.
But what if you don’t care about all this dispute and just want the freedom to use nice icons instead of plain text? There is a fairly simple solution:
J.B. Kempf uploaded high-quality versions of the icons I made for the VideoLan Player to the Goodies section of the VideoLan site for everybody to download.
Oh, and the “Day of the Cones” image too 🙂
Drupal.org.il, or Doil as we like to call it is the home for the Hebrew speaking Drupal CMS community developers and users.
A couple of months ago my design concept for the site was selected by the community to be the site’s new design.
So, last week we had a redesign sprint and Doil now has a fresh new design.
I bought myself a new MacBook Pro this week (So much fun!) and I wanted to have the same keyboard layout switch I had on my Ubuntu machine – Using CapsLock, which is useless otherwise.
After googeling around I found 2 relevant results –
The first is this post – http://hellomacworld.blogspot.com/2007/12/hebrew-keyboard-layout.html
By a guy who created a keyboard layout for the mac where shift+<key> prints out an English Capital letter (like everywhere else but OSX, I never understood this choice by Apple)
The second is an application called Ukelele that is a really good keyboard layout editing software for Macs.
I then created a keyboard layout that combines both needs – Continue reading