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Re: Arabic Mandrake Cooker ?
- To: Diego Iastrubni <iastrubn at actcom dot co dot il>
- Subject: Re: Arabic Mandrake Cooker ?
- From: Munzir Taha <munzirtaha at newhorizons dot com dot sa>
- Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 07:42:25 +0300
- Cc: Pablo Saratxaga <pablo at mandrakesoft dot com>, General Arabization Discussion <general at arabeyes dot org>
- Organization: New Horizons CLC
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On Thursday 18 December 2003 00:33, Diego Iastrubni wrote:
> ביום רביעי, 17 בדצמבר 2003, 23:27, נכתב על ידי Nadim Shaikli:
> May I suggest another thing?
> Remaster the first disk. It's a 30 minutes job, and it will give you a
> FULLY Arabic distro. It's a tricky job, but I think I still remember how t
> is done.
I will appreciate it if you send me the method since this will enlighten me
more about which file or configuration to suspect in case of a problem.
Diego, as an thankful word I want to present you an ode/bug that need solving
Let's say you want to use BIDI
Your glyphs are sickly and don't display all right
Call out, "Hey, Unicode, help!"
And it will change your code page in mid-flight.
It will also add an extra byte.
Your applications is now confused
It doesn't know its left from right
This is why encoding with Unicode is experimental
Until we know where is the missing byte.
This is what I am speaking about
Deleting Arabic text in terminals in response to an interactive command using
BACKSPACE will delete the question itself!
When you type any interactive command in the console (e.g. rm -i), you will be
faced with a question such as:
rm: remove regular file `filename'?
Now, if you switch to Arabic and type some Arabic letters then BACKSPACE to
delete them, you will delete letters from the question itself which is equal
to the number of the typed Arabic letters. Looks as if something concerned
with Arabic being double byte and the UTF-8 encoding. This problem is in
konsole, xterm, mlterm, gnome-terminal, ...
[http://qa.mandrakesoft.com/show_bug.cgi?id=5645] (update: if you type any
Arabic letter in a shell's prompt, you won't see it, this happen in all of
them except gnome-terminal, try to discover where has it 'the missing byte'
gone ;) )
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