[Fribidi-discuss] Help with porting fribidi to Mac OS X
nirs at freeshell.org
Tue Apr 15 07:35:05 EST 2003
I did a make install to a temp directory. I need your help with the
fribidi* - this is the command line tool. Can It work standalone?
can I deliver *only this file* with a GUI that uses it to end users?
fribidi-config* - What that? --help does not really help :-)
lot of header files... - include files for projects using the library?
libfribidi.0.0.0.dylib* - dynamic library? how can I use it in my
libfribidi.a - static library? how can I use it in my project?
libfribidi.la* - libtool config file - why do we need libtool anyway?
fribidi.pc - Whats that?
What I want to do with fribidi:
I want to create a tool for Mac OS X end users (read double clickable)
to convert between visual Hebrew ISO-8859-8 and Windows-1255 or Unicode
UTF-8 both ways, and maybe other fribidi tricks if needed later.
I have two options:
1. Tzafrir Cohen figured that I should use the library in my project. I
will need help on how to include the library in my code. Code examples
would be great.
2. I was planning to use the command line tool. It is easy and well
documented to use Cocoa (read OpenStep) to run a command line tool,
write and read data from it using pipes etc. I can also create a quick
solution by using AppleScript to run the command line tool.
What do you think is the right direction?
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