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For a list of pages see Category:Pakistan.

Check out the Delicious Tag P2P-Pakistan

Most info below compiled by Fouad Bajwa and Hempal Shrestha for the Asia Commons initiative [1]


The Pakistan Ubuntu Community, at ;

DANKA - Live Your Culture, Pakistan's largest FOSS and Open Content based Cultural Guide and Events Calender at

The FOSS Pakistan Community: FOSS Pakistan Community promotes the widespread usage of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in all sectors of economy and society through various learning, campaign, training and advocacy initiatives. The primary objective of the community is to promote and diversify the usage of FOSS in Pakistan and surrounding regions..

Linux Pakistan Community: The Linux Pakistan Community is the country's oldest Linux User Group community that has been promoting community building, collaboration and networking on issues related to Linux and OSS in the region.

Alternate Development - An initiative to promote public value in society, culture, economy and science and technology for human development through Open ICT Ecosystems, FOSS, Open Standards, Open Content, Open Access and Knowledge. at

Digital Content Initiatives

The Urdu language is spoken in India and Pakistan and uses Muslim religious vocabulary, and is written in the Farsi and Arabic alphabet character sets.

  • Ubuntu Linux has been localized into Urdu.
  • Urdu internationalization utilities. Three utilities: Inpage converter, typing tutor and collating/search will be made available initially.
  • Urdu Font Project, a step towards Opensource development of True Type Unicode Standard based Urdu Fonts specially "Nastaleeq", "Nastaleeq" Like and "Naskh" fonts.
  • Urdu Indic Initiative is a FOSS based localization (l10n) Initiative for Urdu as spoken in the Indian sub-continent. We are working towards a localized GNOME/KDE, Mozilla Firefox and for ur_IN based on the Unicode Standard and associated technologies.
  • Urdu Bulletin Board is a Mozilla-Firefox Plugin which enables Urdu Typing/Rendering for HTML Pages.
  • RabtPad is a configurable unicode and Java based text editor for arabic based scripts including Urdu and Farsi with virtual keyboard for non-Latin scripts on Latin-based systems, export to pdf, rtf, html and plain text (later xml).
  • PyUrduEdit is a simple text editor for the Urdu language.
  • Urdu phpBB is an Urdu adaptation of the phpBB forum software complete with langauge translation and an online Urdu editor.
  • Urdu OCR SDK is in progress. It is an SDK for offline Urdu character recognition.
  • Urdu Localization Project

Open Content




o Azad Kashmir:

o Balochistan:

o Federally Administered Tribal Areas:

o Islamabad Capital Territory:

o Northern Areas:

o North-West Frontier Province:

o Punjab:

o Sindh: