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Re: Word Wrap, Line breaks, and Arabic in KDE3
- To: kde-devel at kde dot org
- Subject: Re: Word Wrap, Line breaks, and Arabic in KDE3
- From: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at bamdad dot org>
- Date: Sat, 6 Apr 2002 22:39:17 +0430 (IRST)
- Cc: Lars Knoll <lars at trolltech dot com>, Isam Bayazidi <bayazidi at arabeyes dot org>, <kde-i18n-doc at mail dot kde dot org>, <doc at arabeyes dot org>
I may be able to help as I have reviewed the interaction of Bidi,
Arabic joining and Line breaking recently.
On Sat, 6 Apr 2002, Christoph Cullmann wrote:
> On Saturday 06 April 2002 19:17, Lars Knoll wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Could you send me (privately) some more detail on where things go wrong
> > (maybe with a screenshot). The problems are most likely somewhere in Qt,
> > and I would really like to get them fixed. I tried quite a bit of KDE3 with
> > hebrew translations once and most things looked ok, even though I noticed
> > some smaller problems here and there. Both languages should have similar
> > problems.
> > One big issue is kate/kwrite, as the editor is unusable both with arabic
> > and hebrew, but I din't find any time to look into the code. It seems to me
> > the editor is doing lots of drawing optimisations that assume left to right
> > text layout.
> As where are just on the way to change the whole draw behaviour for folding,
> someone whit knowledge of bidi could jump in and help out to implement it now
> ;) would be the a real good chance, as the dynamic word wrap could than be
> implemented with bidi in mind too.
> > Cheers,
> > Lars
> > > Hi All ..
> > > KDE 3 got released indeed .. and I can say that the Arab community is
> > > indeed happy for Arabic support in it .. there is few issues that I
> > > noticed in the Arabic interface I would like to ask about here :
> > > dialogs, configuration windows and so are very wide, that is due to the
> > > fact that there is no line breaks in the dialog texts in the Arabic PO
> > > files, and to the fact that Arabic text does not get word wrap ..
> > > I remember some time ago that there was an email here about the no need
> > > for line breaks '\n' or so as it will wrap automatically .. am I correct
> > > ? after it the Arabic PO files got tens of fuzzy strings related to
> > > removing line breaks from msgids .. Now it is shown that there is no word
> > > wrap for Arabic ..
> > >
> > > How can I help fix it ? who is working on the issues related to
> > > wordwraping ? I really want that fixed in the very soon release .. it is
> > > really annoying, and makes Arabic interface unusable in some cases ( such
> > > as Kmail configuration).
> > > Should I post it in bugs.kde.org ? ( I posted at least 4 reports for kde
> > > beta2, 2 of them got fixed)
> > >
> > > please help me on it ..
> > >
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Behdad Esfahbod 17 Farvardin 1381, 2002 Apr 6
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