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Re: vim/akka

--- "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.
> Why?
[snip snip]
> But I don't understand why it wouldn't be interesting if it's only for text
> consoles.

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.

 - Nadim

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