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Re: hack: arabic/vnc on linux client
- To: General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Subject: Re: hack: arabic/vnc on linux client
- From: Moustafa Mounir Elqabbany مصطفى مني ر القباني <elqabbany at sunnipath dot com>
- Date: Sun, 07 Dec 2003 17:57:02 -0800
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It's actually still an issue. What I presented was a hack. But the xkb
extension still doesn't work over vnc, whether linux or windows.
Let me rephrase: when using vnc, the characters that appear on the
remote machine are always taken from the local machine's keymap.
Changing the keymap on the remote machine isn't supported. So what I
did was run kxkb on the local machine (RH9) and switch keyboard maps
using it while accessing the remote machine (FC1). This is a
workaround. The xkb extension needs to be supported on vnc.
And since it looks like you're looking for issues to work on, :) neither
xmms nor Realplayer 9 (on FC1) handle Arabic paths properly. RP9 for
Linux is a community project. While xmms can traverse the directories
but displays them as gibberish, RP can't even open a file if Arabic is
in the path.
Moustafa Mounir Elqabbany مصطفى منير القباني
(The above message uses Unicode (UTF-8) encoding.)
Munzir Taha wrote:
On Sunday 07 December 2003 11:16, Moustafa Mounir Elqabbany مصطفى منير القباني
As a follow-up to my previous question, I found that if the client
running vnc is also running X and I switch the kbd layout to be Arabic
on the local machine, it will type Arabic on the remote machine. So,
until there's a way around it, you can start kxkb on the local machine
and Alt-Tab between it and a full-screen vnc session of the remote
machine to switch input languages. It's a clumsy hack, but it works.
(This still doesn't answer my original question because it was regarding
a vnc client on Windows.)
Since X is available with linux then there is no problem in linux, right?. The
problem is in Windows then. Please Mustafa, confirm Arabic with vnc in linux
works and I haven't misunderstood you so I can remove this from my own