LibreOffice, Planet Ubuntu

Let’s fight for document freedom together!

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Since its inception, the LibreOffice project has been pursuing the objective of freeing office computing from vendor lock-in. Now, some fellow Document Foundation members and LibreOffice developers have announced an umbrella project for all the file parsing libraries that are being developed to achieve this objective.

The new project is called Document Liberation, and will house the wide range of libraries that are already allowing LibreOffice users to have control on their own files. We want everyone to, for example, take their old files written in proprietary formats and have a way to recover the information, convert it over to a standard-compliant, modern format, and ensure the long-term preservation of the information they own – because you should own your data, not a specific version of a program.

Are you interested on this? Let’s make it happen! Head over the new Document Liberation website and read all about this effort.

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Wandering while not doing homework




Una explicación básica de lo que son los tipos de letra y cómo se clasifican.

Originally posted on Mándarin Graphics:


Tipografía es el término que muchos diseñadores utilizan para referirse a una fuente tipográfica o como comúnmente se le llama: “tipo de letra”.

Podemos encontrar distintas categorías para clasificar a las familas tipográficas, pero te presentamos las que consideramos que son las 5 principales:

1. Serif. Con patines. Ejemplo: Times
2. Sans Serif. Sin patines. Ejemplo: Helvética
3. Slab Serif. Con patines tipo bloque. Ejemplo: Courier
4. Script. Cursiva y/o Caligráfica. Ejemplo: Contribute
5. Decorativa. Ejemplo: Archistico

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Ways to be an awesome community member: help out with user questions!

Every day, many questions are being asked by Ubuntu users around the world in the sites created for that purpose: AskUbuntu, Launchpad Answers—and recently, the Discourse instance. Today I’m gonna show you how you can easily set up your Launchpad account to get notified about newly asked questions, in your preferred language, so you can answer to users promptly.

  1. First, go to and select your preferred language(s), that is, the languages you speak and will be able to answer in.
  2. Now, go to Check the “I want to be an answer contact for Ubuntu” box, and click “Continue”.
  3. That’s it! You’ll receive an e-mail message for every new question being asked in the language(s) you’ve chosen. You don’t even need to visit Launchpad’s website to answer—if you have Gmail, you can answer right away by just replying to the message.

Thanks for your interest, you’re awesome! And remember—you’ll make a user’s life easier, and your Launchpad karma will increase a bunch as a very little reward.

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Interesting reads today

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Please don’t add pointless comments to bug reports

I generally dislike when someone wants to drag attention from public over such a small nitpick, because it produces a lot of unproductive and annoying noise to bug subscribers; and that’s exactly what happened: lots of one-sentence comments were added even after the bug was marked “Fix Released” (!). Remember to re-check the page you’re commenting on, and press F5 if necessary. And if your input to the bug will only consist in “it affects me too, fix it!!!!1”, I’d say it’s better to avoid commenting. By the way, Launchpad has a button you can click to mark you as affected.

Everyone should read every Bugzilla’s etiquette, and Ubuntu’s own commenting guidelines. Sometimes it’s just dreadful having to deal with all of this, particularly when someone forgets you’re a volunteer triager and attacks you as if you were a Canonical employee, or something. (This didn’t happened to me this time, but in the past.)

And… this is just a note so you can have this in mind before commenting in bug reports. I’m as friendly as always, and you can contact me if you need help on bug triaging. :)


Abreviaturas, siglas, acrónimos y símbolos


Completísimo artículo —y muy fácil de entender— sobre la correcta escritura de las abreviaturas, las siglas, los acrónimos y los símbolos.

Originally posted on Por una lengua congruente:

En la escritura siempre llega el momento en que se necesita acortar, reducir o hacer breves las palabras y expresiones para decir mucho con poco; sin embargo, una mala abreviación hace el texto difícil de entender e incluso ilegible, incomprensible y confuso, por lo que podría considerarse incorrecto, ya que no cumple con su función u objetivo, o al menos de manera muy poco eficiente; eso es justo lo contrario de lo que deberíamos pretender y desear. Por ello, abreviar correctamente es tan importante como emplear adecuadamente cualquier vocablo, signo, recurso, técnica… Debe haber un control en cuanto a su forma, número y situación, y para ello se hacen totalmente necesarias e imprescindibles unas normas, reglas y convenciones claras, exactas, coherentes, desarrolladas y adecuadas que es necesario conocer y respetar suficientemente para garantizar una utilización y comprensión adecuada de las abreviaciones.

En este artículo explico, de manera resumida y simplificada…

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