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Re: BIDI support in Debian Installer : help needed

On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 10:04:27PM -0800, Anmar Oueja wrote:
> Can you tell me when this version of fribidi and its patch to slang are 
> gonna be in the Debian installer as I like to have them tested ASAP. I 
> want to get some screen shots to get the translators motivated to get 
> Arabic Support there ASAP :)

> Your kind response is greatly appreciated

Please see http://people.debian.org/~vorlon/slang/ for a
fribidi-enabled slang udeb.  Because fribidi is *not* enabled in the
regular .deb, testing this library on a fully installed system requires
unpacking the udeb by hand and loading the library (probably with

This udeb can't be uploaded to unstable until there is also a udeb
available for libfribidi0.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

> Alastair McKinstry wrote:
> >>Shlomi Loubaton did some work on BIDI (BI-DIrectional langauges
> >>support) for Debian Installer.
> >>
> >>He hacked the slang libraries so that some handling of BIDI is added
> >>to it.
> >>
> >>This will probably need adding the libfribidi0 library to Debian
> >>Installer. Thus a libfribidi0-udeb package will probably need to be
> >>generated by the fribidi source package to be included in some Debian
> >>Installer initrds....
> >>
> >>I tried to modifiy the fribidi source package to have it generated
> >>this udeb, but failed to do so, and I have to give this up for at
> >>least two days.
> >>
> >>Can someone with good knowledge of packaging have a look into this and
> >>try to produce a patch for the fribidi package for having it generate
> >>a libfribidi0-udeb package. This udeb should have just ONE file�:
> >>/usr/lib/libfribidi0.so.0.0.0
> >>
> >>Copy to Baruch Even, the fribidi package maintainer....
> >>
> >
> >
> >I have done so ; its present in 
> >http://people.debian.org/~mckinstry/fribidi for testing

> >- Alastair

> >Will diff out the patch and forward to Baruch Evan 

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