Complex text shaping fixed in Konsole 20.08

Konsole was one of the few terminal emulators with proper complex text shaping support. Unfortunately, complex text (including Malayalam) shaping was broken around KDE Applications release 18.08 (see upstream bug 401094 for details). Mariusz Glebocki fixed the code in January this year which I tested to work correctly. There’s a minor issue of glyphs withContinue reading “Complex text shaping fixed in Konsole 20.08”

WatchData PROXKey digital signature using emSigner in Fedora 30

TL;DR — go to Howto section to make WatchData PROXKey work with emSigner in GNU/Linux system. Introduction Hardware tokens with digital signature are used for filing various financial documents in Govt of India portals. The major tokens supported by eMudhra are WatchData ProxKey, ePass 2003, Aladdin, Safenet, TrustKey etc. Many of these hardware tokens comeContinue reading “WatchData PROXKey digital signature using emSigner in Fedora 30”

SMC Malayalam fonts updated in Fedora 30

The Fedora package smc-fonts has a set of Malayalam fonts (AnjaliOldLipi, Kalyani, Meera, Rachana, RaghuMalayalamSans and Suruma) maintained by SMC. We used to package all these fonts as a single zip file hosted at These fonts were last updated in 2014 for Fedora, leaving them at version 6.1. Since then, a lot of improvementsContinue reading “SMC Malayalam fonts updated in Fedora 30”