Bundled links

Some people might find this poster of the Unicode Basic Multilingual Plane interesting. Perhaps I'll get one for my office. I seem to recall that I read about this on a ConTeXt mailing list a while ago.

I also ran across this post on Boing Boing about »Giant Graffiti Typography«.

You have probably already heard, but the GNU General Public License, version 3 has been completed.

Also, all the hype lately over the iPhone has had me thinking about what I am going to do about phone service in Lausanne. I'm pretty sure my Treo is locked, and I am frankly getting a bit weary of using the antiquated PalmOS.

However, given the very lame development platform provided by the iPhone, and the fact that it could conceivably not be available in Europe this fall anyway, I'm considering other options. The ability to run third party software is essential, as one of most important applications on my Treo is Keyring. However, there are two very promising options Trolltech's Greenphone and OpenMoko. OpenMoko is actually a platform rather than a device, and Greenphone is mostly just a device to provide an SDK for Trolltech's particular platform. The only OpenMoko supported device on the horizon is the Neo1973, but it seems to have a lot of potential. The first development models will be available in the next few weeks.

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