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Re: iso 8859-6 fonts

 yeah RTL is true about arabic . And it could be 

solved by making an arabic keymap . Just for 

 curiosity , do you have arabic developers 

 who maintain arabic fonts/programs ?
 If yes , may i know who ? if no , can some one 

 apply to do so ?

 Thanks all for your help


On Fri, 21 Sep 2001 02:16:42   David Starner wrote:
>On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 05:21:39AM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
>> [05:09:10 tmp]$ grep-available -PX xfonts-intl-arabic
>> Package: xfonts-intl-arabic
>Which are couple of fonts in an Emacs-only encoding, not useful
>outside of Emacs.
>> Please note that in general Linux distros have problems with Arabic that are 
>> much severe then the fonts issue:
>> The right to left (RTL) direction and the changing of the font according to 
>> context (or something similar) are way from being solved, especially, but not 
>> limited to, text consoles. And these are far difficult problems then one might 
>> think at first look.
>For a large set of programs, the solution is using QT 3.0 or libgtk 2.4 
>(or is it 3.0?). 
>> Hopefully you will find interest in the ivrix-discuss@ivrix.org.il mailing 
>> list.
>> Although it is administrated by an Israeli volunteers, it does have 
>> participants from other countries. And this is because the RTL problem is 
>> shared among Arabic and Hebrew.
>But RTL is only a part of the problem. Arabeyes is a much better site
>for general Arabization, including Arabic font making.
>David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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