Sunil, Khairil, Javier, Utomo, Willy, Raman, Viswath, Mugunth,
We all learned about that awful earthquake that shook the entire ASIAPAC region. We also learned that there are countless deaths, and on behalf of the Native-Lang Confederation and OpenOffice.org, I would like to express the deepest condolences to all the countries and people who are affected by this tragedy.
I also hope, in the first place, that you are all safe and that you didn't lose anybody you know in the earthquake.
Please feel free to reply if you are able to. We would love to know you are here and healthy.
Lead of the Native-Lang Confederation,
Mon, Dec 27, 2004 at 8:42PM
[native-lang] Earthquake in the AsiaPac region by Charles-H. Schulz
My favorite site ooo.ximian.com and its /planet had been hacked.
It has been being restored the data but looks not completed yet.
It's pity that Shoshannah Forbes blogs in Hebrew show mojibake or garbage now on ooo.x.c and can't be read.
Even though her blogs display correctly on ooo.x.c, I can't read it but at least I could recognize them Hebrew :)
I am using Mozilla 1.7.3.
I have added "Help Realize OpenOffice.org 2.0 MingGW Port" to my next year's goal.
I have added "Copy Vietnamese Chu Nom literature "Kieu" by Nguyen Du with OpenOffice.org 2.0 Writer" to my next year's goal.
I have added "Help Realize OpenOffice.org Surrogate Pair Support" to my next year's goal.
I have read a book, (Japanese translated) "Language Death" by David Crystal.
He has spent a lot of time of his life on preservation of Welsh.
The rate of death computes at one language dying roughly every two weeks!!
6000 languages are faced with extinction!!
Did you know that? I didn't know that.
When I was a university student, I learnt that about 6000 languages were spoken across the globe.
Then almost all languages are faced with extinction?
What can we do? What should we do?
David Crystal is telling us.
I don't know.
My friend, a member of the Klingon Language Institute, urges me to make it and say "Why not?"
And he has sent a mail to Christian Einfeldt :)
Klingon? Go to:
How about Elvish then?
Wasn't this a good news?
My Esperantist friend are excited about it and telling all Japanese Esperantist communities about it.
Japanese Esperantist Youth:
Japanese Esperantist General:
And he has sent Congratulations! to Joey.
The following pages and articles are in Japanese.
Learn Japanese and enjoy them!
Project Looking Glass の全貌 基礎編:
(All about the Project Looking Glass 1: Basic)
Project Looking Glass の全貌 実践編 2:
(All about the Project Looking Glass 2: Advanced)
Above two articles are from "Software Design" 2004 December Issue.
More Information? Go to:
Java in the Box: http://www5.airnet.ne.jp/sakuraba/java/
Welcome to the Wonderland of Project Looking Glass:
The Japanese LG3D community is really active.
I am planning to create a 1CD Linux (knoppix) with Project Looking Glass or LG3D, a 3D desktop system, in cooperation with the Yet Another Knoppix Japanese Project (JPyak) and the 1CD Linuxers Group (1CD LG).
1CD LG: http://groups-beta.google.com/group/1CD-Linuxers
Have you ever seen Project Looking Glass? It's a great stuff!
Look at this!
I love it. On it you could turn around a OpenOffice.org window and see the flip side to the window!!!!