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Re: iso 8859-6 fonts

> On Sun, Sep 23, 2001 at 10:16:02PM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
> > > 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.
> The Linux console may never get proper RTL support; decent Arabic
> support on the console would be hard to impossible given console font
> limitations. Complex scripts are going to need X support; at the very
> least, you're going to need to run in an Xterm or the like, since Linux
> console is probably always going to be LTR, single width, and
> non-combining.

There has to be a standard way to at least have basic unix utils like grep, 
ed, diff and friends to work on files with multi lingual contents and still 
have a reasonable user interface and means to display their output.

> -- 
> David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
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> we'll still be freakin' friends. - "Freakin' Friends"


	Shaul Karl <shaulka@bezeqint.net>

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