Monday, April 22, 2013

Nepali Language Input in Windows 7

 Inbuilt support for Nepali language input was started onward Windows Vista, and now it’s continued in Windows 7 too, while back to XP age people had to use other Unicode Converter tools to use Nepali Unicode in Windows. The use of On-Screen Keyboard makes the use of Nepali Language as a primary or just an input language easy in Windows 7.
This article should help those who are seeking to use Nepali language as a default (or as needed) in Windows 7 – as an input or the other purposes. While the Nepali version of Windows 7 (Windows 7 Nepali Language Interface Pack LIP) has not yet been released by Microsoft Nepal (Unlimited Technologies) in which Nepali would be the default operating language of choice, we can still use Nepali language keyboard in Windows 7 having other OS languages.
The screenshots and steps are written based on Windows 7 Ultimate edition, and should work for all other editions.
Go to the Control Panel >> Region and Language Settings
On Region and Language wizard select Keyboards and Languages tab.
To change your keyboard or input language to Nepali, click Change Keyboards, you should see the followingText Services and Input Languages screen.
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Click Add to install Nepali Language in Windows 7. (check on the Default input language drop down menu if it has been already enabled)
Now, on Add Input Language box select Nepali (Nepal) >> Keyboard Nepali, and Ink Correction (optional – leave it unchecked if you don’t want it) and click OK. The screenshot is shown below.
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Now you shall be taken to Text Services and Input Languages screen again where you should apply the settings. Click OK and you are ready with Nepali (Nepal) Keyboard in Windows 7.
To get started with Nepali Keyboard, select the NE (Nepali – Nepal) from the Language bar near the hidden icons or Action Centers at right corner of the Taskbar as illustrated.
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We have not yet made Nepali as our default input language, and we do not recommended it until you’re of enough hand on it.
You can select the language whenever you want, eg writing emails in Nepali, or updating yourFacebook profile in Nepali or even searching Google in Nepali language. But you might not get a search result if you enter सहयता in Search Help box of Windows Help and Support center. So, we strongly recommend you to learn to use Nepali Unicode keystrokes before you make Nepali as the default input language in Windows 7.
The Nepali Keyboard Layout Preview in Windows 7 and Windows Vista is as shown below. Click on Nepali Keyboard Layout image to zoom it, print and attach to your wall to get used to it.
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We captured the another Nepali Keyboard Layout (below) from a third party Nepali Unicode service provider software application.
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Now, you can play around the rest of the computing part, like quick switching between the language sequences (Change key Sequence), or float the language bar on Desktop or hide it or leave docked as it’s in taskbar like now.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Install Ubuntu Linux on Google Nexus 7 Android

Ubuntu is an open source and free operating system so, over 20 millions of people are still using it as their mail OS on their PCs, and the number is steadily increasing due to its thriving community. Using it on your PC is quite easy with much easier download of Ubuntu.On our previous article we discussed about how to install Windows 8 on you Google’s ChromeBook. But, have you ever thought of using Ubuntu on your Mobile or Android Tablets like Nexus 7? Yes, I said tablets; you can use Ubuntu in Tablets too, like here we will be using Ubuntu Linux in Nexus 7, but first you’ll need to unlock it. And, here’s a simple way to do all that.
Ubuntu runs coolest on Nexus 7 than on other tablets

How to Unlock Your Nexus 7′s Bootloader

So, before you install Ubuntu Linux on Google Nexus 7, make yourself ready with the Micro-USB cable that came up with Nexus 7, as well as a DVD or an image of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later.
Warning: Unlocking the bootloader may void your warranty.
Being a Google Hacker; Unlock Nexus Bootloader
Being a Google Hacker; Unlock Nexus Bootloader
  1. Make sure you have the Android SDK installed on your system (for ADB and fastboot). You can find the package by searching for android-tools in the Ubuntu Software Center.
  2. USB Debugging should also be enabled on your Nexus 7.
  3. Plug your Nexus 7 into your computer via the Micro-USB cable. Your device will then display the boot loader GUI.
  4. Verify that fastboot lists the device. In a terminal window, run:
    $ sudo fastboot devices
    1234567891234567 fastboot
  5. Start the unlock process:
    sudo fastboot oem unlock
  6. When asked on your Nexus 7 to unlock the bootloader, select Yes.
  7. Then reboot:
    sudo fastboot reboot-bootloader
When your Nexus 7 reboots back into fastboot mode, you should see LOCK STATE – UNLOCKED in small red text.  At this point your Nexus 7 is unlocked.

How to install Ubuntu 12.10 on unlocked Nexus 7

Once all setup has been completed, the installation can start. To install, ensure the Nexus 7 is in fastboot mode, plug it into your computer (and make sure NO OTHER DEVICES are plugged in).
Installing Ubuntu on Nexus 7
Installing Ubuntu on Nexus 7
Now just find the installer on the dash (just search for “nexus”) and open it. It will download the latest image automatically and flash it to your Nexus 7. After a couple of minutes, your device will reboot and finish theUbuntu installation, which should take about 10-15 minutes.

Troubleshooting the Install

If you have problems installing the image, please use the following troubleshooting steps:
  1. Detach the USB cable, restart the tablet back into fastboot mode, and re-attach the USB cable.
  2. If problems persist, reboot your host PC.
  3. If you still have issues, try a different USB cable.
  4. If you have a 16G tablet, try using the 8G image.
  5. If you still have issues after doing all this, return the image to stock using the directions above and re-try.
  6. If none of that works, ask a question on Ask Ubuntu using the mobile tag, or ask for help in the #ubuntu-arm channel on freenode. If you believe it’s a bug, file a bug against ubuntu-nexus7 in Launchpad.
So, did this hack helped you to install Ubuntu Linux on your Google Nexus 7. Share us, how cool does Nexus 7 looks with Ubuntu installed.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Happy 40th birthday, cell phone!

Happy 40th birthday, cell phone!
And just like that, the gadget which is nearest and dearest to our hearts here at PhoneArena, the cell phone, has turned 40. It's like it was yesterday when Motorola's Martin Cooper, the father of the cell phone, made that first historical call on April 3, 1973... Well, most of us here don't really remember the day, seeing that we weren't born yet, but hey, it must have been pretty cool!

Imagine that, on that day, Dr. Cooper has picked up the 2.5 pound Motorola DynaTAC 8000x and placed a call to his rival, Joel Engel, who was leading Bell Labs' research department. Both companies have been trying to invent a portable cell phone for some time, and the race was officially ended on April 3, some 40 years ago.

Since then, cellular phones have become on of the most widespread gadgets around the world, transforming from heavy and bulky calling devices to slim and lightweight computers along the way. Today, we're unhappy that our smartphones, which can do many of the things we do on our personal computers, have to be recharged every day or two. Well, imagine that the gigantic DynaTAC 8000x could only offer about 30 minutes of talk-time. Think about that next time you want to complain about battery life!

Now, let us all sing together: Happy birthday to yoou, happy birthday to yoooou, happy birthday, dear cell phooone, happy birthday to yooooou!