Re: Farsi support for the installation
On Sat, 2002-01-19 at 19:50, Arash Zeini wrote:
> We are considering a translation of the installation messages into Farsi.
> >From what I read I get that UTF-8 is not only supported but also the desired
> Does anybody have any experience with the support for RTL languages (Farsi is
> one) under Debian?
Although I've never tried, I would doubt very much that the existing
installer will work properly with RTL text. Having support for this
would be very cool and I would love to see it in the new
debian-installer codebase, but I suspect there is little hope of making
this happen in time for woody.
The existing installer frontend is based on the newt library (which in
turn is based on slang); the first step would be to check whether they
support RTL properly.