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CUPS Arabic support ?
- To: cups-dev at easysw dot com
- Subject: CUPS Arabic support ?
- From: "ahmad khalifa" <ahmadkhalifa at hotmail dot com>
- Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2004 15:15:50 +0000
- Cc: developer at arabeyes dot org
Are there any plans to support the Arabic Language in CUPS' texttops filter
thats where i think the problem is, or thats where it should be dealt with.
if there arent any near plans to do so, we at Arabeyes.org would be happy to
supply a patch. and if so, would you be willing to accept the patch and
it in your next releases, so we can get Arabic support out-of-the-box ?
printing UTF-8 files containing arabic text needs several text preparations,
Shaping and Bidirectionality. the flag "rtol" in the file /charsets/utf-8 is
sufficient to perform the Unicode Biderectional Algorithm (UAX #9), would
be willing to support libraries that perform line Reordering, like FriBidi
already included in many distros) or IBM's ICU ??
UAX#9 is here...
please CC 'developer at arabeyes dot org' with your reply, as there are people
there interested in CUPS' arabic support.
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