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All Linux lovers, and supporters of open source code and free software, in the Kanto area (or anywhere else) are invited to attend the next Tokyo Linux Users Group meeting. Membership is open to anyone. There are currently no membership dues or entrance fees.

TLUG meetings are traditionally small and unstructured (VERY CASUAL). Most of the benefit of the meeting comes from chatting with other Linux users and having informal discussions.

As a general rule, the Technical Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months and the Nomikai Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Friday of even-numbered months. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule, so it is best to keep an eye on the mailing list, or check back here for date/venue changes as the date approaches.

Technical Meeting


July 26, 2014 (Saturday)


14:00-17:00 (doors open 13:30)


KDDI Web Communications
Sumitomo Fudosan Koujimachi Bldg. No.3
3-6 Koujimachi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0083




i18n on Linux by example: Japanese (by Christian Horn)
  • What are i18n and l10n? Do we need that?
  • Character encodings: what is it, what are the most important ones?
  • output of unicode characters on Linux
  • converting between encodings
  • input of russian or Japanese characters
  • Locales
  • i18n for webpages end email
  • i18n in BIOS/Console/UEFI

Metasepi Report: Writing NetBSD Sound Drivers in Haskell (by Kiwamu Okabe)

Most strongly typed, functional programming languages are not equipped with a reentrant garbage collector. Therefore such languages are not used for operating systems programming, where the virtues of types are most desired. We propose the use of Context-Local Heaps (CLHs) to achieve reentrancy, which also increasing the speed of garbage collection. We have implemented CLHs in Ajhc, a Haskell compiler derived from jhc, rewritten some NetBSD sound drivers using Ajhc, and benchmarked them.


After the presentations we will go for drinks at Wara-Wara Hanzomon

2-3-36 Koujimachi, Koujimachi Suzuki Bldg Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo tel: 03-3239-4988

Other items on the agenda
  1. Introduction of new members
  2. News about Linux/Open Source, general announcements, Q&A
  3. Auction (bring any gear that would would like to donate to TLUG)

Contact Info

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