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Re: Abiword

but katoob uses fribidi and it makes no problem
why it makes problems in abiword not in katoob

--- Arafat Medini <lumina at silverpen dot de> wrote:
> Salam,
> Well we translated it indeed ;) So no need to ask
> anymore for
> translation! You simply have to wait for the next
> version of Abiword,
> and you'll see it all in Arabic.
> Well why mandrake ignore Abi you have to ask them ;)
> But I mean you can
> go to rpmfind.net and download the latest Abiword
> mdk rpms if you
> want...
> Well the problem with Abiword is a little bit
> complex Abis GUI is gtk2
> but it's text field does not use pango for rendering
> and shaping of the
> characters.
> It uses a library called fribidi for rendering
> Arabic text, this lib has
> for now still too many bugs... That's why you get
> bad rendering of
> Arabic chars in special conditions.
> You have to know that gtk2 is split in many packs,
> and one if them is
> called Pango this is the utf rendering engine for
> gtk+2.x with it any
> gtk+ app renders standard utf8 chars. So the funny
> thing is that the
> Arabic GUI in Abi will be perfectly rendered but
> it's text field fails
> to render correctly the chars.
> Same thing goes for Firebird, firebird as being a
> browser uses its own
> rendering engine called Gecko to render
> HTML,java-script, css etc...,
> Well BUT there are mozilla versions compiled against
> gtk+ with xft
> support so you can get with them perfect arabic
> support and Anti
> Aliasing but I think they are only for the mozilla
> suite and only for
> RH9 or Fedora. But with these builds (which I myself
> use) you can run on
> top epiphany and you get a shoking quality, you get
> perfectly rendered
> arabic sites. And a very nice browsing experience, I
> also translated
> epiphany so if you use gnome and use the gtk enabled
> mozilla you'll have
> a very good quality, maybe I'll ask anmar to add
> that mozilla to
> Arabbix.
> Which Abi is very simple: wait till the next Abi,
> and use the dev
> versions: 2.1.x you'll have an Arabic interface and
> hopefully better
> support, even if it is far from perfect!
> yours
> Arafat
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