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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

On 09/02/2008, Michelle Konzack <linux4michelle@freenet.de> wrote:
> Do you have used "locale-purge"?  Then all other locales are removed and
>  you have to reinstall locales with
>     apt-get --reinstall locales
>  But before you should assure, that
>     dpkg-reconfigure debhelper
>  is set at least to "normal" or if you want to control more to "low".

That seems a bit dangerous for my daily driver, so I did an
experiment. I copied שלום from Firefox into Konsole, and it displayed
backwards as I would should it have been program output. Then I copied
سلا  (that should be salam, but I don't know why I can't paste the Mem
at the end) to Konsole as well. Sure enough, the Shin was to the left,
but interestingly the L-Aleph was properly connected! Then another
Aleph to the right of that. There was no Mem in Konsole, either, I
cannot seem to copy that critter.

So I think that the knowledge of whether or not Arabic is displayed in
connected characters in the console is answered. In broken LTR
implementations, the letters are shown as if they are all by
themselves. Special combinations, such as LA, have the Lamed replaced
with the combined letter glyph, and then the real second letter after
(to the right of) it.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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