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Re: Open Issues & Todos

Secretely, I took the responsipility/ownership of this task and think I 
managed to find a very nice solution.

This task is:
 - Content Management System (CMS) Arabization
   + CMS's like phpnuke/postnuke/xoops/etc use CP-1256 and NOT UTF-8
   + Need to instruct module owners to NOT use CP-1256 and use UTF-8 instead
     - This is very important as more and more people opt to use CMS
     - UTF-8 should be the default option at a min
     - Current implementations don't even allow one to use UTF-8 Arabic
   + Need to stress the importance of UTF-8 esp. for open source projects
   --> Involved:
       = NONE
   --> Status/Plan:
       = Someone needs to look into this and report back (take ownership)

The answer is Drupal. (http://www.drupal.org/)

Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building 
dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including 
user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news 
aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML 
publishing for content sharing purposes. Equipped with a powerful blend of 
features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web 
projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites. 

Drupal seems to combine the ability to do complicated tasks with multiple 
users (PHPnuke) with being able to add the personal touch (mambo) and reply 
to member requests on the homepage and represent these in the Drupal program 


Munzir Taha
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