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Re: How to set up multilingual OO including arabic?

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Johannes Graumann wrote:

> Hello,
> I asked this before on the openoffice mailing list and those people told
> me to go asking in a debian specific forum, which let me to repost to
> the debian-openoffice@lists.debian.org list, but that seems to be mainly
> a developers list ... so here it is again:
> I am running Sid and have installed OO 1.1.0-1, including several
> language support packages for my polyglot wife. Now I am at a
> loss of how to make ooffice work such that she can choose between
> Arabic, Spanish, Turkish, French, German or English at startup.
> For arabic I did:
> - dpkg-reconfigure locales
>   --> generating ar_LB.ISO-8859-6 and ar_LB.UTF-8
> - apt-get install xfonts-intl-arabic
> - LANG=ar_LB openoffice (same problem with LANG=ar_LB.ISO-8859-6 or
> LANG=ar_LB.UTF-8)
> But this leads to: I18N: X Window System doesn't support locale "ar_LB"
> What am I missing?
> She is threatening to revert to evil empire software! Help!
> Joh
Hi Johannes,
have you tried these sites:

On a side note: MS choose to support hebrew (a R TO L language like
arabic) in windows but stop supporting it in the mac version. As a result,
projects like OO can make great headway in both the arabic and hebrew communities because
of MS's hubris.

HTH -Kev

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