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Re: mined/mlterm ligature joining
- To: Nadim Shaikli <shaikli at yahoo dot com>
- Subject: Re: mined/mlterm ligature joining
- From: Thomas Wolff <mined at towo dot net>
- Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2003 16:43:57 +0100 (MET)
- Cc: developer at arabeyes dot org
- Cc: Thomas Wolff <mined at towo dot net>
> > So please try the following:
> > $ LC_CTYPE="whatever.UTF-8" mined -poX file
> I don't have a UTF-8 locale available nor am I able to install one.
You don't need to have one installed for this to work.
Please just try the invocation as indicated above, mined will take
notice even without locales installed.
If you include LC_CTYPE=something.UTF-8 on Solaris and the locale
is not installed, you may see occasional warnings from the command
shell because Solaris is so stupid about recognition of locale and
character encoding. But applications that detect LC_CTYPE themselves
will still work accordingly.
If you want to avoid such warnings, you may restrain to set the
variable only if you invoke mined - as indicated above - or make
a mined invocation script which also sets the options as you like them.
> The -U, as noted and as was discussed before, was supposed to remedy
> situations exactly as the one I'm facing, no?
No, sorry, the combining and joining property is not remedied with
> If not, I would
> continue to suggest giving the user the ability to force a UTF-8
> locale upon mined command-line.
Yes, as I said, I already added this. Do you want an archive update?
Thanks for the Solaris binary. But there is no difference in its buggy
behaviour here. I wonder what it might depend on, but still no
right-to-left (although it definately finds fribidi, it would complain
if it's not in the path), no combining and no joining characters, and
still bogus glyphs (e.g. U+64A is displayed as Latin e with circumflex
accent (ê) but it looks like it's from the font that the Arabic
characters are taken from, not the Latin characters).
Looking forward to your findings...