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- To: developer at arabeyes dot org
- Subject: Arabize 0.1
- From: Ahmad Kamal <eng_ak at Link dot net>
- Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 22:16:19 +0200
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I have a written a new c++ program to join the Arabic programs
arsenal helping Linux users. The program is called "Arabize", it helps u
type Arabic quickly by using English keys (Transliteration for those
familiar with the term), and converts them to true Arabic typing. The
attached picture should be clearer.
I wish to host Arabize development at www.arabeyes.org. I was advised to
discuss it here with you. The project aims to be a standalone
transliteration library and should also provide frontends (QT & CLI only
for now, but probably GTK as well) to the library.
In the future, I will probably work on more integration, with desktop
environments. I am thinking about integrating with klipper, so u copy n
paste the text again, to find it transliterated. That way, it is almost
transparent to the user.
Currently, ver-0.1 is ready. The basic library is ready and the QT
version works. Please be noted though, that I cannot guarantee future
development as I dont have as much free time as I'd like. But I
definetly want to work on it.
One last thing, some people think transliteration is dead, and nearly
everyone can type Arabic as fast as English! At least this really
doesn't work for me, whenever I want to write more than one line of
Arabic, I fire Arabize (the Win ver I wrote 4 years ago). Let me know
what u think of transliteration.