Category Archives: Free and Open Source Software

Ubuntu Font, Last Update for the Weekend

Had a solid advance with the design this weekend, some more letters have been finalized (ג, ל, ת), others have better variants to choose from (צ, ש, ק).

But – I’ve got to a point where i need some more eyes to look at the design.

In version 0.7 I colored the glyphs that I’m not yet happy with their current form, or have some variants we need to choose from.
I also numbered the letters so It will be easier for non Hebrew speakers to point to a specific glyph.

Ubuntu Font Heb v0.7.pdf
Ubuntu Font Heb v0.7.ai

Ubuntu Karmic Tip: Change Gnome Language Indicator to Flag Icons

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:

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Drupal.org.il New Design

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.

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Tendu 2.x, Moving to Drupal

Tendu LogoYes! this site is still alive.

I published the next version in the evolution of Tendu, my omnipotent Drupal theme.

Many cool new features, easier to use and adopt and most importantly has some accessibility enhancements that hopefully will make some of the sites using this theme a bit more friendly to those in need.

Besides that, I’m planning on moving this site to Drupal soon.
Sorry WordPress, but I don’t need your user-friendliness anymore. I need Drupal’s power.
Muhahaha…