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Linux Arabization Worksop Happenings


Mohammed Eldosouki sent us a message about the results of the LAW 2001.

Participants in the workshop decided to establish a web portal for Arabic Linux,
featuring news about Arabization efforts, forums and a code repository. Although
that seems to describe Arabeyes.org, we are not sure as to what that involves

Dr. Ahmad Sharaf Eldin (Helwan University-Computer and Informatics College,
Egypt) was assigned the task of developing a unified Arabization dictionary.
Cairo University will be in charge of organizing the next workshop, and will
determine the dates.

Among the topics discussed are:

Ayman Hindam - Multi-Layer Arabization for Linux

Anas Tawileh - 

	Arabic language specials, and how to handle them when Arabizing Linux.
	The necessity to unify the standards and terms of Arabizing Linux, and founding a
	community to organize and implement those standards [about Arabeyes.org]

	Unicode as a solution to Linux Arabization problems.

Dr. Ashraf Salem - A native X-Windows based Arabic toolkit

Dr. Ahmad Sharaf Eldin - Linux Localization

Saudi Linux User Group - delievered a variety of presentations of their utilities
(e.g. AlKatib) and their efforts in spreading Linux with educational and
governmental institutes.

Dr. Saleh Elshahaby and Ramy Hassan - NINJA (Ninja Is Not Just Arabization), a
project for providing multi-lingual support to Linux.

Dr. Ahmed Alolaimi - the MENA company and their Linux support in the region.

Shehab Rabie - Reviewed their efforts in Arabization, Cairo University.

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