[Fribidi-discuss] need your help with fribidi
sun at hamakor.org.il
Sat Dec 28 12:54:13 EST 2002
Wine does not, yet, depend on Fribidi, and it does its own character
reordering. This is far from the support Windows has of RTL rendering,
and I am in full right to say so, as I am the one who wrote what support
Wine currently has. Also, as I don't speak Arabic, and I have long since
forgotten how to read it, I'm afraid Wine will not support joining
unless either Fribidi or another library provide that for me, or an
Arabic speaking (or at least reading) user vulenteers to help with it.
Unlike Wine, OpenOffice has no plans to rely on Fribidi ever in the
future. There are two, more or less, BiDi supporting versions of OO, and
1.0 isn't either one of them. One is a port of OpenOffice 1.0 done in
the IBM labs in Jerusalem. You can download it from
http://www.iglu.org.il/pub/Hebrew/OpenOffice/. Also, there are the
"official" sun openoffice versions. Unfortunetly, there are no released
versions with BiDi support, but you can try beta build 643 and 643C from
the usual openoffice site.
The IBM version is still more feature complete as far as its Hebrew and
Arabic support goes, but the sun version is more thorough, and will
likely become better as a matter of months at the most.
Hope that helps,
ABBAS AL-MUTAWA wrote:
> Dear Sir
> I have download fribidi 10.4 and install it
> i read in your comments that there are some
> applications like wine and OpenOffice depend on it.
> but when i try it it doen't change anythings, i cant
> get openOffice(1.0) to write arabic correctly, it
> display the arabic char(s) from LeftToRight insted
> RightTOLeft. also it desnt change anythins with wine
> (latest version). wine display the arabic char(s)
> right to left but it is not joined, I mean that the
> char(s) is not connected with each other.
> note: wine display the char(s) from R-to-L without
> using fribidi, and even when i start fribidi by
> writting "fribidi -c CP1256 &" nothings change at
> please if you can help dont hisitate to help me as
> soon as possible.
> ABBAS ALMUTAWA
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