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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 
> charset. 
> 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.


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