Quick Tonido installation on openSUSE

Posted on March 20, 2011. Filed under: Linux, Projects | Tags: , , , |

Ok, last week I updated my laptop to openSUSE 11.4, that, unluckily, broke my MoneyManagerEx installation as I needed a package for this new distro and the one from Packman is currently broken because of some repo changes.

Because I have a pile of expenses pending to be added to my accounting, I was urged to find a working MMEx installation, so I went to it’s homepage to look for latest version and fix my OBS package that has been broken for months because of my lazyness ¬¬’

Then, that’s were I saw it, there’s a web version of MMEx!!!, and that’s great as it would allow me to use it from my new Android phone without the need to access to my laptop, “maybe it’ll be fully functional on its browser” I thought….. Reading a little more, I found out that it was part of some cloud platform called Tonido. That sounded like a lot of hassle just for running the application, but when I found out that Tonido has a dedicated Android application, I was sold!.
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Faster Japanese rendering in Firefox

Posted on March 15, 2009. Filed under: Japanese, Linux, openSUSE | Tags: , , , , |

Years before I found that rendering japanese content in Firefox was REALLY slow, but just resigned to live with it and some time later forgot about the whole thing as I stopped accessing japanese content….

Today I found some interesting content again after reading some posts at kirainet.com, and suddenly was annoyed once more with this rendering slowness. After researching a little, I found this post which solves the issue. I’m not pretty sure about why this fonts help to render the pages faster than the stock fonts, should they be included in the distro?

Here’s the procedure to install them in openSUSE (tested with 11.0@x86_64):

Find a suitable repository using http://software.opensuse.org/search

Add the repository to your system (you don’t HAVE TO, but this way you can get updates later):

zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/swyear/openSUSE_11.0 “Japanese Fonts”

Install the packages:

zypper install ttf-wqy-zenhei wqy-bitmapfont

It will ask if it should trust and later import the key, just answer “YES” to both questions. You’ll have to restart Firefox to use this new fonts..

Pages to test rendering:

http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC

http://news.google.com/news?ned=cn

http://news.google.com/news?ned=jp

http://kayanomori.net/memo/index.php?iFolder%20Simple%20Server

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