Posts tagged “Howto”

The Wave Dash in Japanese Punctuation

April 20, 2013 – tagged Japan, Howto, Typography

While trying to copy a printed vocabulary list into LibreOffice, I stumbled over a rather wide tilde character that was used as a placeholder as in ~を楽しむ which means “to enjoy something” (namely, the thing represented by the tilde). Now I had quite a hard time typing “~” using Anthy ...

How to typeset Japanese using (Xe)LaTeX

March 22, 2013 – tagged Howto, Japan

Typing Japanese on a Western keyboard is rather easy to setup, be it on Linux, Mac OS or Windows. One can usually type the Romaji version, such as “kyou”, and will obtain “きょう” if the input method is set up properly. Katakana/Kanji versions can usually be obtained by hitting the ...

Apache core dumps on Ubuntu

August 03, 2011 – tagged Apache, Ubuntu, Howto, Debugging

...need apport installed and running, otherwise the core won't be dumped. To make the description complete: 1. Add CoreDumpDirectory /tmp/apachedumps/ to apache2.conf. 2. Create the directory and sudo chown www-data /tmp/apachedumps it. 3. sudo apt-get install apport and edit /etc/default/apport to start apport automatically. 4. Add the line `www-data - ...

Running Joseki from within Jetty

July 06, 2011 – tagged SPARQL, Howto, Ubuntu

Motivation I wanted to set up Joseki, a SPARQL endpoint written in Java, on our database server. Joseki can run standalone (with a script that comes bundled in the distribution) or in a web application server, such as Jetty. As we are already running a Jetty instance for our ...