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- To: core at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: Re: vim/akka
- From: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2001 12:04:35 -0800 (PST)
--- "Chahine M. Hamila" <mch at chaham dot com> wrote:
> Mohammed Elzubeir wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 01:25:52AM +0100, Chahine M. Hamila wrote:
> > > Hey, forget about VIM.
> > >
> > > All I'll ask you is to localize the commands.
> > >
> > > This shouldn't be difficult at all I guess (Moe?).
> > >
> > > Say, replace the :w command with a :k (where k is the arabic kaf I mean
> > > for kataba), and so on... Akka would take care of the rest.
> > Unless Akka can be run on an xterm, this option is kind of useless.
> But I don't understand why it wouldn't be interesting if it's only for text
It is interesting, but the audience for it would be VERY limited if it
were limited to the console (I think that goes without saying).
VIM _______must_______ be completed or else we are in dire straights. We
must have a main stream (vim, emacs, etc) with arabic support - no ifs
buts or maybes about it. If Akka could get involved on the console side
(now or in the future), great; but that should not detract from the importance
of adding Arabic support to VIM proper (and also to have it be in vim.org's
branch - ie. standard issue).
I've told Isam that I would be MORE than willing to help in finishing-up
any of the VIM work (given Mohammed's upcoming instructional/notes document)
and as such I hope to have VIM done by the end of November.
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