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Re: arabic fonts

On Thursday 14 November 2002 09:26, Mohammad DAMT wrote:
> Brothers,
> these are screenshots of my program gnomequran which displays Holy Quran
> this
> http://oss.mdamt.net/gnomequran/gnomequran_aa.jpg
> used GDK_USE_XFT=1 and  Arial font of MS Windows
> which displayed correct but not perfect arabic glyphs (there are gaps
> between connected glyphes) (I've tried to use Tahoma and have the same
> output)
> and this
> http://oss.mdamt.net/gnomequran/gnomequran_noaa.jpg
> used GDK_USE_XFT=0 and clearyu font
> which displayed correct arabic glyphs
> is there anything I miss or the GNOME support of antialiased fonts in
> arabic is broken?

This is a known problem in Pango .. They promissed to work it out .. but the 
new thing to me is that I thought this problem with the 7arakat is with 
Arabic in General .. now it turns out that it is only for the TTFs .. I will 
follow this up in the Gnome Bugzilla .. hoping to get over it soon

Isam Bayazidi