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Re: Fribidi and joining

On Sat, Aug 24, 2002 at 02:32:18AM +0430, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Hi all,
> To be honest, the problem is that fribidi's pride is that it's
> "light, simple & still conformant".  So nor me, niether anyone
> else is going to sacrifice these to get arabic shaping in.

The way we look at it is very simple. Aside from Hebrew and Yiddish,
all other RTL languages require shaping. It's only logical
to bundle them in one library. I also don't believe this addition
will have such an impact on FriBiDi's lightness (though I can't
really say for simplicity!)

> So until arabic joining/shaping (whatever you call prefer) gets
> standard, fribidi's CVS will not let any arabic specific code in.

Sure. Again, I personally think the very discussion of "to include
or not to include" is premature at this point. Let us first get it
to work, in a compliant way that satisfies everyone.. then we can
talk about whether it will be on anyone's CVS.

> The solution, as I can see is to have a real simple,
> piece-of-code/library implementing the arabic part, and ask
> people to use it (I've got the link to import it in AbiWord, for

I'm not sure I understand the above ;)

> example).  The code itself, Roozbeh and I have one implementation
> which I sent to Moe a few days ago.  It needs some cleanup and
> interface design before going into Arabeyes/FarsiWeb CVSs.

I have spent some time with it (the code).. I'm in the process
of sending you something (later tonight), but this is more related
to the farsigetty/akka discussion(s) we've had earlier.

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