How to setup DNS over TLS using systemd-resolved

DNS over TLS is a security protocol that forces all connections with DNS servers to be made securely using TLS. This effectively keeps ISPs from seeing what website you’re accessing. For the GNU/Linux distributions using systemd, you can setup this easily by following the below steps. First, edit the /etc/systemd/resolved.conf and changed the value of DNSOverTLS as : DNSOverTLS=opportunistic Now, configure your DNS servers. You need to use DNS server that support DNS over TLS. [Read More]

How to customize Malayalam fonts in Linux

Now a days GNU/Linux distributions like Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora etc comes with pre-configured fonts for Malayalam. For Sans-serif family, it is Meera and for serif, it is Rachana. If you like to change these fonts, there is no easy way to do with configuration tools in Gnome or KDE. They provide a general font selector for the whole desktop, but not for a given language. The advantage of setting these preference at system level is, you don’t need to choose this fonts at application level then. [Read More]

How to type Malayalam using Keyman 10 and Mozhi

This is a quick tutorial on installing Mozhi input method in Windows 10. Mozhi is a transliteration based keyboard for Malayalam. You can type malayaalam to get മലയാളം for example. We will use Keyman tool as the input tool. Keyman input tool is an opensource input mechanism now developed by SIL. It supports lot of languages and Mozhi malayalam is one of that. Step 1: Download Keyman desktop with Mozhi Malayalam keyboard Go to https://keyman. [Read More]

Kindle supports custom fonts

I am pleasantly surprised to see that Amazon Kindle now supports installing custom fonts. A big step towards supporting non-latin content in their devices. I can now read Malayalam ebooks in my kindle with my favorite fonts. [][1]Content rendered in Manjari font. Note that I installed Bold, Regular, Thin variants so that Kindle can pick up the right one This feature is introduced in Kindle 5.9.6.1 version released in June 2018. [Read More]

HOWTO: Wacom Bamboo CTH301K in Debian

This is a short documentation on getting Wacom Bamboo CTH301K working in Debian. I use Debian Sid with Linux kernel 3.16 at the time of writing this. But this should work with latest Ubuntu(14.04 or 14.10) and new kernels. Wacom Bamboo CTH301K is an entry level touch pad with stylus – you can use it as a mouse, or drawing pad with stylus. It has multitouch features like pinch zoom and all. [Read More]