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Reading and Writing Amharic on iPhone

If you ever try to visit sites with Ge’ez fonts, chances are you will either get page full of small boxes or question marks. Until recently some sites start to embed fonts which solve the problem.

The problem is that Ge’ez font are not included in system language characters map in operating systems like iOS by default, so the browser will understand the character code but the font image is missing, little boxes will be presented instead.

Wikipedia home page in Amharic

The Official Home Page of Wikipedia in Amharic Language. Viewed from iPhone, iOS 7+

Though I did not check, chances are there will be apps in iTunes store or Play Store to solve this problem. What I will give you today though is a quick fix, a temporary solution where you can use to read your text or write paragraphs.

For example, if I want to read the above wiki page, I will copy the desired content and past it here. Since fonts are embedded with this page displaying geez characters properly won’t be a problem.

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First select the text and copy

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Then open the page http://fiseha.awardspace.com/am2/ on another tab

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Past the content on the text area here.

This is great, but what if you want to compose your own text, or email? Simple the text box is also useful for writing, just clear the content and start typing, you will get Ge’ez text.

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Useful even if you want to type on a PC, just visit the project demo site at http://fiseha.awardspace.com/am2/

If you like to post on facebook, twitter or anywhere else, just compose your ge’ez character here and past, don’t worry about the boxes, the message will be seen, on most devices except iOS.

 

LAN File Sharing and Automated Backup

There are plenty of free and paid services out there to help you sync, backup and share your data, but if you like to provide this from within your organization’s LAN or for your family at home, follow up:

Of all the years I worked as a system administrator one thing I cannot get right or fail to love is taking backups. Most of my plans I placed on action to automate this task simply failed, and I hate telling people to take their own backup on time, it simply never works. People forget, take the wrong backup or it’s too technical, so why bother?

Until recently I come across ownCloud, a DropBox like optionally self hosted application which make my routine backup a breath.

ownCloud has two parts, the admin (server), and the desktop/other devices application. The server will handle all the work and the client will handle the “talking with the server” part of the whole process. All the user has to do is place his/her important documents inside a dedicated folder, then forget it. The Desktop application will sync any change, manage change and record versions.

It is not easy nor fun to setup a self hosted intranet ownCloud but the final result will just make you a happy admin.

ownCloud (the server) is not a desktop application, so there is not installer that you can run, you need a working Webserver to run it. Preferably XAMPP/LAMPP. I always think making a windows based PC as a backup server is not a wise decision (for the obvious reason), it’s always a good idea to have Linux Boot PC (I recommend NAS4Free).

I will not go into detail on how to setup a NAS4Free box nor a PHP and Apache configuration in this post, there are
good video on youtube.

After configuring the server side, go on install client applications on each PC and start syncing, a live and up-to date backup
will be available with version control, activity logging, file sharing, integrated video and music playing….