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Re: Word Wrap, Line breaks, and Arabic in KDE3
- To: kde-i18n-doc at mail dot kde dot org, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad at bamdad dot org>, kde-devel at kde dot org
- Subject: Re: Word Wrap, Line breaks, and Arabic in KDE3
- From: Christoph Cullmann <cullmann at babylon2k dot de>
- Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2002 17:03:50 +0200
- 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>
On Saturday 06 April 2002 20:09, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> I may be able to help as I have reviewed the interaction of Bidi,
> Arabic joining and Line breaking recently.
Cool, would be really great (as I am a bit short of time for kate part at the
moment and not very common with the whole bidi/arabic/wrapping stuff :(
> 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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