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Re: What am I missing without mutt?

On 11/02/2008, Michelle Konzack <linux4michelle@freenet.de> 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
> Examples:
>  Package: acon
>  Maintainer: Ahmed El-Mahmoudy <aelmahmoudy@users.sourceforge.net>
>  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 <dexter@debian.org>
>  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
                                                       konwert: error
executing filter


>  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

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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