Re: What am I missing without mutt?
On 11/02/2008, Michelle Konzack <email@example.com> wrote:
> Am 2008-02-10 19:14:56, schrieb Dotan Cohen:
> > Thanks for the tip, Michelle. Tell me, how does one configure Konsole
> > to use it? It can be seen here that libfribidi is installed, yet the
> Package: acon
> Maintainer: Ahmed El-Mahmoudy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Version: 1.0.5-4
> Description: Text console arabization
> The function of acon is to display arabic text from right to left,
> and process it to change the letter shape according to its position
> in the word.
> and general UTF-8
> Package: dynafont
> Maintainer: Piotr Roszatycki <email@example.com>
> Version: 1.0-23.7
> Description: Module for konwert package which loads UTF-8 fonts dynamically
> This is a tool which allows displaying texts containing thousands of different
> characters. It switches console to UTF8 mode and loads required fonts
> dynamically. It is recommended to use this tool with filterm(1) tool,
> i.e. by executing 'filterm - dynafont' command or 'filterm - 512bold+dynafont'
> if you are not using framebuffer.
> The tool works with UTF8-compatible applications, i.e. lynx(1).
> There are problems with 8-bit only applications.
Something's not right. Should I bug the Ubuntu list on this one, as
this is an Ubuntu system:
feisty@feisty-laptop:~$ filterm - dynafont
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
> Do you use mutt in the console?
> set display_filter="fribidi"
Actually, I don't use mutt. But I'll keep that handy, as I'm sure that
day will come when I need to use that.
> > At least in Israel, we use 28 Arabic letters.
> Letters which do not exist in arabic are: pe, cim, ze and gãf
Wikipedia doesn't show those letters. Too bad. I always like something
new. We have a great book with all the world's scripts at my
university library. I'll look Farsi up.
> > If you mean that they are unnecessary and only make the learning even
> > harder, then you are correct!
> OK, I will stop immediatly to understand the ................. :-)
Yes, the .............. are pointless (pun intended). Well, they do
have a purpose, but they are not everyday essentials. Arabic speakers
feel very comfortable speaking Hebrew, I should imagine that Farsi is
A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
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