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Re: Arabic Shaping Patch



On Sunday 17 November 2002 11:28 pm, Isam Bayazidi wrote:
> There is still one issue in LyX shaping that this patch does not address ..
> that is the Complex Letters .. there are some glyphs in Arabic that are a
> combination of 2 letters ( one glyph for 2 letters) .. it highly increase
> readability in a way that it is very nessesary .. I was not sure what to do
> about it, specialy that it may involve heavy changes in other files in Lyx
> that I do not want to combine with simple patch ..
> If you happen to know that there is a way already in Lyx to make 2 letters
> show in the screen as one Glyph please tell me ..

Isam, you seem to me to be describing input using the "Compose" key, a.k.a 
Multi_key, which LyX certainly does support. Eg with latin1 encoding
Compose a ' -> 
Compose u " -> 
Compose l = -> 

I'm no expert but assume that Arabic encoding can use this too. 

Check xmodmap to see whether your X is configured. You're looking for 
"Multi_key":
aleem at pneumon:aleem-> xmodmap
xmodmap:  up to 2 keys per modifier, (keycodes in parentheses):

shift       Shift_L (0x12),  Shift_R (0x59)
lock        Caps_Lock (0x14)
control     Control_L (0x11)
mod1        Alt_L (0x19),  Alt_R (0x39)
mod2        Multi_key (0x28),  Multi_key (0x58)
mod3
mod4
mod5

Regards,
Angus