Monday Oct 08, 2007

2 news about docs.sun.com

docs.sun.com 4.2.4 was released on Sep 28. In this release, a few bugs have been fixed and Fast Search Indexing feature has been implemented. That means you can get the latest books faster than before by searching function.

Oct 1st, the Sun Hardware Documentation Site "SunDocs" consolidation with docs.sun.com was complete. From now on, you can find all software & hardware documentations at single site: docs.sun.com.

Saturday Sep 22, 2007

To view Asian characters from Xmanager

You may need to login Solaris from home, and also need remote Solaris desktop with Asian (JKCC) characters displayed like me who is working at Globalization team. Xmanager is a good choice.

The default Xmanager install package may not include all fonts that you need especially for Asian languages. You need to download the font package, install and set the font path for your language.

Here is a step by step example:

1. Go to Xmanager website to download the font package.
2. Install it to where your Xmanager located. (C:\\Program Files\\NetSarang\\Xmanager2\\Fonts)
3. Open Xconfig, and add your language to each config file from "Properties" -> "Font".

 
That's it.




Tuesday Sep 11, 2007

Languages that we have

Last month I did a job to update l10n templates for converting docs to html format. It's not complicated, just translate 2 new strings and then add them to the templates for each language. Yes, Sun supports more and more languages for the docs. List here.

English

French

German

Spanish

Italian

Swedish

Dutch

Hungarian

Polish

Russian

Turkish

Iberian_Portuguese

Brazilian_Portuguese

Japanese

Korean

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

 

Monday Sep 03, 2007

Crystal Cup

It's my first time to involve in the Cup design. Very cool. Imagining the moment that the winner takes the cup, I can feel the satisfaction at it. To be honest, the Cup design is not the big part of the thing, the winner and their hard working for the whole year are just the most important.

It's the award for localization vendor. To recognize their good performance and communication in FY07. As well as to encourage them and the others to do better in the coming year. Because the Cup for FY08 must be bigger than this year's. :-)

All team members in AGC TLIS working together to make it happened. From program design to system analysis and test, from regular mark to final statistic, of course the Cup design. We even will have a ceremony in next week. This program has been processed in the last whole year. It's not easy, especially thank Jane Shi who drove it.

All contents are documented. For details, please contact AGC TLIS.

PS: AGC TLIS - Asian Globalization Center, Translation & Language Information Services


Wednesday Aug 22, 2007

Kaizen on docs.sun.com

New version of docs.sun.com is released today. The official Release Note said: in this release, there are a number of bug fixes and new features that help docs.sun.com content more effective with web serarching technologies, as well as assist in the migration of the current SunDocs content.

To me, not so much updates or changes I can feel from this release. But I am sure large amounts of works have been done by the docs.sun.com engineering team. To provide the best service & support to our customer and partner is always one of our goal. Just like the word we talk everyday: Kaizen - keep improving!

Tuesday Jul 31, 2007

What's TOEIC

TOEIC - Test of English for International Communication

TOEIC is a test of English proficiency that has been used as a standard for establishing business English writing skills and spoken English proficiency for nonnative English speaking people for more than 25 years. Institutions, companies and government agencies worldwide use TOEIC as a standard for establishing English proficiency in potential employees.

Announcement for new TOEIC Test in China.  (EN, ZH)

Websites for TOEIC:

www.ets.org/toeic

www.toeictest.com.cn

www.toeic.com.tw

www.toeic.eu

Tuesday Jul 17, 2007

Search Capabilities Improved on docs.sun.com

Today the docs.sun.com engineering team has migrated its search capabilities from the existing search mechanism to the .Sun search standard - Sun Search.

The benefit of this move is:

  • Customers will now experience the same highly relevant results that are available on many other Sun web sites and applications, translating to an overall better user experience. 

To help provide a smooth transition to the new search functionality see the "New Search Methodology" on "What's new":

    --> http://docs.sun.com/source/DSCHelp/p2.html

For me the most exciting thing about the improvement is DSC support multi-byte words or phrases search in this new 4.2.2 release.

Tip: Don't forget to switch to your local before you search non-English words.

Monday Jul 16, 2007

EXPLORER.EXE exception when activate "pick words" in KingSoft CIBA.

If you happened to install KingSoft CIBA (2003,2005) in your laptop. And you always got EXPLORER.EXE exception - Windows taskbar re-start when you activate the "pick words" function. You may need below service pack.

For CIBA 2003 - 2003 SP3

For CIBA 2005 - 2005 SP1

 

Tuesday Jul 10, 2007

Improvement on docs.sun.com

Today the docs.sun.com engineering team has changed its infrastructure to a new environment.
The benefits of this move are:

- Performance Increase:  This change will greatly benefit users who have been frustrated with the time it takes to browse to documents on the site.

- Improved Reliability / Sustainability:  Now the site is in a stable environment and will be more reliable for our customers.

Wednesday May 30, 2007

Why we blog?

More and more Suner start to create their blogs to share information to other people. Before I created my blog, I asked a question to myself " Why do I blog?"

• To share personal information and feeling to others? It's OK.
• To track working / living record? Maybe.
• To share Sun (others) technology within / outside SMI? Yes, some of them.
• To build a bridge between Sun and worldwide user? - I created my blog.

I wrote a blog about new UI of docs.sun.com was released early last week and got 1 comment, actually it's complaint. 3 days after the comment I found Sun engineers discussing the possible changes to docs.sun.com within dsc alias. I am so happy with that. I know it's 99.99% possibility that there is no relation between my blog and changes discussing, but the most important thing is we found the blog is also a way to improve our company.

Monday May 21, 2007

UI changes for docs.sun.com

DSC Engineering Team released new UI of docs.sun.com last week. Compare with the old one, it looks clean and easier to use.Quote from original message "This will provide a more unified and consistent experience with other Sun web properties."

Wednesday May 16, 2007

Linguistic l10n issue in SW UI on DELL laptop.

Yesterday when I started my DELL D620 only with battery, I could not find NIC (Network Interface Card) in this laptop. Then I found there is a software named DELL QuickSet. By default this sw will deactivate NIC when you use laptop with battery to save the power. You can set it to "always activate NIC when using battery". Now the funny thing is, we know we can translated activate as "激活" in SCH, but how about deactivate, "钝化", "取消激活", "禁用"?

See below to find DELL's translation.

Saturday May 12, 2007

DELL 800-858-2900

DELL Gold Technical Support Service 7\*24

800-858-2900

Wednesday May 09, 2007

Ulinks - community interactions

opensolaris.org

OpenOffice.org

litmus.mozilla.org

Mozilla.org

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