[ubuntu-in] Ubuntu India Distribution

Prakash Advani prakash at canonical.com
Tue Jan 27 08:20:18 GMT 2009

Anand Chitipothu wrote:
> I'm a user of Ubuntu and I try to promote it whereever I go. Recently
> I have been working with a school to covert their systems to Ubuntu
> and here are some problems that I faced.
> * Standard Ubuntu Distribution doesn't play mp3 files
> * Doesn't come with all Indian fonts (there are some by default but
> more needs to be installed)
> * Adding packages is painful when there is no/slow internet connection.
> Only way to overcome this problem seems to have a distribution with
> most of the required software available out-of-the-box.
Another way is to create an Addon CD using the package aptoncd

Have fun!
> I looked around to see if there is anybody is doing the same. There
> were some initiatives like this[1], but looks like there are not under
> active development.
> (Please let me know if there is any such work in progress)
> [1]: https://launchpad.net/~ind-ubuntu
> So, I started building a new distribution with the following.
> * language support for all Indian languages (language-support-te,
> language-support-kn, ...)
> * all indian fonts (ttf-telugu-fonts, ttf-kannada-fonts etc.)
> * A/V codecs bad and ugly
> * flash plugin (from adobe)
> * indic-input-extension to firefox
> To save space on the CD, I removed foreign language support and some
> other less important packages.
> I'm also thinking of creating a companion CD with some packages to
> help people with no/slow internet connection to add additional
> packages easily.
> If you have are interested to participate or have any
> suggestions/comments, please let me know.
> Anand

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