[Ubuntu Urdu] URDU Support Officially Released in Ubuntu 6.10 - Congratulations to Noumaan Yaqoob and Ubuntu Urdu-l10n Localization Team

Fouad Riaz Bajwa bajwa at fossfp.org
Sat Oct 28 10:42:11 BST 2006

Dear Linux Pakistan and Ubuntu Linux Community

It gives us great pleasure to announce an accomplishment of the Ubuntu
Pakistan Team Urdu-l10n International Translation Team (Noumaan Yaqoob, Team
Lead) for localizing and including the new "language-pack-gnome-ur 1.6.06+2
Pack" in the latest Ubuntu Linux version 6.10 global distribution giving
support for Urdu at installation. The latest version comes with an
installable Urdu Pack by default and is also available when you upgrade your
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS version to Ubuntu 6.10. We encourage you to test the new
features and report them to Noumaan at 
noumaan{at no spam}ubuntu-pk{dot}org

I must point out here that the Ubuntu Pakistan Team members Noumaan and his
Team have done an excellent job by creating and contributing Pakistan's
first public Urdu Word Bank and Dictionary accessible at
http://l10n.urduweb.org/dictionary as well as translating the latest
versions of Gnome Interface into Urdu. This marks a whole new avenue and era
of localized Urdu computing not only for Pakistan but for the whole Urdu
Speaking Linux Users Community worldwide. 

Also it is important to note here that Saadat Saeed (Ubuntu Pakistan Team
Member) has also made an excellent contribution by introducing the first
Ubuntu Linux Urdu Editor "PyUrduEdit" that will further accelerate further
community translation efforts. The Urdu Editor project is accessible at

Waqas Toor, Team Lead Localized Documentation Team is shortly introducing
the Ubuntu Desktop and Server Guides in Urdu that will also be available in
the future versions of Ubuntu Distributions as default availability. You may
contact Waqas at waqas{at no spam}ubuntu-pk.org

I congratulate all the Linux communities, Noumaan, Waqas, Saadat including
their team members and the Pakistan IT community that today we have an
alternate and free-of-cost long term community supported Linux Operating
System in Urdu! (A solution to combat software piracy)  

We are now gearing up for Sindhi and Punjabi Translations so all of you
interested volunteers out there, join the Ubuntu Pakistan Team that has over
40 volunteer developers and contributors with localization efforts going on

Register at:

https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-pk (Ubuntu Pakistan Team)

https://launchpad.net/people/ubuntu-l10n-ur (Ubuntu Urdu l10n Team)

And subscribe to:



And participate in translation services at:



On a separate note, Open Office 2.0+ is already available with Urdu Support
done by our neighboring country but that has to be added as a separate
language pack.

A gift to Pakistan by the Ubuntu Community on the occasion of Eid. Ubuntu
Rocks in Pakistan!

Best Regards
Fouad Riaz Bajwa
Team Leader
Ubuntu-Linux Pakistan LoCo Team
Cell: 92-333-4661290
Tel: 92-42-5030039
E-Mail: bajwa at ubuntu.com  
URL: www.ubuntu-pk.org
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