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Linux in Saudi Arabia

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"Are Geeks in Saudi Arabia Just Like Us?" 

Someone who knows more about the project than I may want to get involved
in the discussion.  Free advertising is good. :)

Paul Rodrigues
Master's Candidate
Linguistics Department 
Indiana University

El sáb, 17 de 01 de 2004 a las 13:44, Mohammed Sameer escribió:
> On Sat, Jan 17, 2004 at 05:46:09PM +0300, ALSARD TRADING AGENCIES(KONKA) wrote:
> > 
> > Dear Sir,
> > I have the following Problem:
> > every arabic character has tow or three form or glyph depending on his 
> > position. So, I have only, from the UNICODE standard, the stand alone 
> > glyph (code of 29 character).
> > I need  the algorithms of ligation which give me the right joining for 
> > the character or my be the algorithms which calculate the Unicode for the 
> > character in each position (initial, middle and finally. my be you have 
> > the whole library for arabic character in each position.
> > 
> > Also, I lock for the algorithms of the ligation and rendering for arabic 
> > character on any display.
> > 
> > Best regards.
> for the shaping algorithm:
> you can either use nadim's shape_arabic.pl
> or use the attached code by me which is a direct port to C, beware that 
> it depends on glib, and that it's GPL'ed.
> If you use it, the app must be open source.