Re: iso 8859-6 fonts
> 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?).
I still do not find it satisfactory, mostly because it is not part of the
native Unix environment and as such not suited for console apps.
> > Hopefully you will find interest in the email@example.com 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
> Pointless website: http://dvdeug.dhis.org
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