--- In eGovINDIA(a)yahoogroups.com, Kush <kushkaran@f...> wrote:
In firefox, try this - In menu go to view -> character encoding ->
Yes, Laxminarayan Kamath's solution is a very convenient solution and
better than mine -no editing is required at all.
Thanks for the simplest and best solution.
>Please see the text file at the end of this message which gives the
>reason why the asp page won't work till it is edited by hand or a filter
>plugin used to search for "charset=x-undefined" or similar string and
>replaced with "charset=iso-8859-1".
>This is deliberately done to cause a problem with all browsers. Then the
>plugin has been made to work only for IE to get over this simple problem
>which would look exceedingly complex to a layman.
>>I forwarded your email, and got the response below. Please let him
>>know if it works.
>>Laxminarayan Kamath" <kamathln@g...> Add to Address BookAdd to
>>To: "Principal Support List of FSF-India" <fsf-friends@m...>
>>Subject: Re: [Fsf-friends] Fwd: success--in viewing maharashtra's
>>electoral rolls in the open source fire
>>On 9/10/05, krishnaact <krishnaact@y...> wrote:
>>>--- In eGovINDIA(a)yahoogroups.com, Kush <kushkaran@f...> wrote:
>>>I am trying to see the results for the electoral rolls from
>>>http://220.127.116.11/msd/ or any other district except "Mumbai city"
>>and the following lines at the beginning of the source page of the
>>>result need to be added (which only a person with a little knowledge
>>>of html and a text editor would be knowing)
>>><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
>>>Then only the results are seen properly.
>>In firefox, try this - In menuy go to view -> charector encoding ->
>>Please tell me if it works.
>How to see the result correctly in any browser?
>1 go to http://18.104.22.168/
>2 click on the district you want to search for --say mumbai suburban
>the page will then become http://22.214.171.124/msd
>3 add the following string "/default.asp?action=first" to the location
>ie http://126.96.36.199/msd/default.asp?action=first. Now you will be
>able to see only the top frame which is what is needed.
>4 enter the search criteria and click on the search button. a new
>results page is opened.
>5 save the results page on your computer and open it for editing in a
>simple text editor such as notepad. Rename the saved file with the
>extension html instead of asp.
>6 search and replace the text "charset=x-user-defined" with
>"charset=iso-8859-1". Save the file.
>7 double click the saved file to view the page and you will be able to
>see the page in any browser if the surekha font DVBW-TTSurekh has been
>properly installed in the correct location as given in my earlier
>windows/fonts directory in case of windows
>or ~/.fonts directory in case of linux. .fonts is a hidden directory and
>needs to be created if its not already there.
>8 if you are not able to see the result properly, finetune the
>configuration of the browser. For firefox one has to do the following
>a-- go to edit --preferences (linux)
>or tools-options (in windows)
>b--click on fonts and colors under general
>c--use the following settings for
>1 fonts for-- western
>2 proportional--serif/sans serif
>3 serif-- dvbw-ttsurekh
>5 unclick/disable--"use my fonts" option in case it is enabled
>leave other settings unchanged. click on ok, ok and this should work.
>ABOUT THE CDAC PLUGIN-- what it does--
>1 it just copies the missing font onto the users computer --works only
>for windows operating system. It changes a few parts in the
>configuration file for the browser --this has to be done by hand for the
>other browsers. Change the configuration to make use of the newly
>2 it does a simple search for the text "charset=x-user-defined"
> and replaces it with "charset=iso-8859-1"
> before the page is displayed on the browser.
>It does this by acting as a filter before the asp/html/php webpage is
>displayed by the browser. Again the plugin works only for Internet
>But the key question is --why is the result page generated in the wrong
>way with the incorrect meta tag--thus requiring a filter/plugin and
>making it impossible for other browsers to view the page correctly.
>This is the herapheri which makes a Microsoft product the defacto king
>in the country and it is patently wrong that certain people in the
>establishment are promoting this. We have 6 crore voters in maharashtra.
>Considering that only a 1000 know how to access this page, still
>enhancing a mindset for these 1000 influential people
>Firefox and mozilla browsers are not only stronger/safer/faster and more
>powerful but they are evolving faster because they are open source. This
>way countries like China etc will be far ahead of us. China and Japan
>already are promoting open source in a big way whereas our govt deptts
>are acting as agents by dereliction of duty and unnecessary hurdles and
>I am using ubuntulinux (hoary version) which is such a user friendly and
>windows compatible package that the transition from windows to linux is
>much more pleasant than the transition to other linuxes
>--www.ubuntulinux.org--some retraining is required such as knowing how
>to use the system monitor (substitute task manager/process monitor in
>windows), synaptic tool for downloading packages/software, klipper
>(substitute for clipboard in windows), firestarter (substitute firewall
>such as zone alarm in windows) openoffice (substitute msoffice in
>windows) thunderbird email client(substitute outlook express in windows)
>nautilus file manager (substitute windows file manager)d4x (substitute
>download package like freshdownload or getright or gozilla etc in
>windows for downloading big files or multiple pages) etc
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Date: Sep 6, 2005 9:01 PM
Subject: [GNU/FSF Press] Announcing the GPLv3 Development and Publicity Project
Announcing the GPL Version 3 Development and Publicity Project (GPLv3)
Stichting NLnet donate 150,000 EUR to support GPLv3 activities
The Free Software Foundations are proud to announce the creation of
the global "GPL Version 3 Development and Publicity Project".
The project will bring together thousands of organisations, software
developers, and software users from around the globe during 2006, in
an effort to update the world's most popular Free Software
licence. The GPLv3 promises to be one of the largest participatory
comments and adoption efforts ever undertaken.
The sister organisations in the United States and Europe are also
happy to announce a total grant of 150,000 EUR from Stichting NLnet to
support this truly-unique project.
The global process will be overseen by the Free Software Foundation
with support from its legal counsel the Software Freedom Law Centre
(SFLC). Free Software Foundation Europe will be coordinating the
European activities closely with both organisations and contributing
to the global communication effort.
Peter Brown, Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation says,
"With the release of GPLv3, we aim to increase the international reach
of the Free Software movement." To develop this new licence, we will
be contacting communities across the globe to ensure their
participation in the update of one of the most important social
documents of our time."
Georg Greve, President of FSF Europe adds, "We are working closely
with our sister organisation and the SFLC to make sure GPLv3 will
address the overarching and national European issues," and "Europe has
a vibrant ecosystem of highly-skilled Free Software developers and
small- and medium-sized Free Software enterprises. It will be our goal
to strengthen this development and help European governments to build
In announcing the grant to the FSF and FSF Europe, Teus Hagen,
chairman of NLnet said, "NLnet's support of the GPL and the Free
Software movement, and its desire to see the successful adoption of
GPLv3 achieved in the spirit of internationalization, made the funding
of this project an important priority for us." Hagen said, "We hope to
encourage other grant-making organisations to help fund this unique
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The Centre for Development of Imaging Technology (C-DIT) has
released the free software version of the official Malayalam language
software it had developed for the Department of Official Language.
The software, which works on Linux platform, consists of six
Malayalam fonts in Unicode and a special editor. It can be downloaded
free of charge from the Web site,
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The RPM for the above package will also be available soon.
For groupware related software, kolab, hula, opengroupware etc might be useful.
>Of course, photo journalists could use Gimp, and cartoonists may be able >to use ktoon or inkscape.
Gimp (upto version 2.2.8) does not support CMYK colorspaces, which appears to be important for publishing tasks. There is a plugin which provides partial functionality. Krita supports CMYK, openEXR, 32bit colors, etc. It also supports watercolor simulation.
A brief biography of Chief Justice William Hubbs Rehnquist (born
October 1, 1924 - died September 3, 2005) has been published at
Rehnquist wrote the decision Diamond v. Diehr, which made a hole in
the dike against software patents in the United States erected by
Justice Stevens in Parker v. Flook; the dike collapsed within a few
years and software patenting is now virtually unlimited.
Rehnquist also dissented in Roe v. Wade.
The meaningful decision in Parker v. Flook is published online at
http://digital-law-online.info/cases/198PQ193.htm and it remains to be
seen if the US Supreme Court would recast Parker v. Flook in the years