From: Alessandro Baretta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed May 08 2002 - 19:24:01 EDT
Martin Sevior wrote:
>>I see that arabic is explicitly supported. However, I do not
>>seem to be able to get the right-to-left feature to work
>>properly: while I type letters appear in a right-to-left
>>order, but they get reversed to a traditional left-to-right
>>order every time I type a space or a return. Neither can I
>>find arabic fonts. Can anyone help me?
> Are you using the "bidi" builkd of abiword? You need that
> bi-directional text to work.
Yes I am. I am using both a 1.0.0 (Linux/Mandrake) and a
1.0.1 version (Win98). When I set the right-to-left checkbox
and begin typing, words correctly appear reversed, but after
typing return or space they are reversed back to the a
left-to-right character ordering . That is to say, if I type
the sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog"
I'll see the following succession of images on my screen.
> The kciuq
> The quick nworb
> The quick brown xof
> The quick brown fox spmuj
> The quick brown fox jumps revo
> The quick brown fox jumps over eht
> The quick brown fox jumps over the yzal
> The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy god
And, when I type return at the end of the sentence, I get
> The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog
For this reason I suspect that the right-to-left feature is
deeply buggy. Or, if it is not buggy, I have greatly
misinterpreted its functioning and need explanations.
Can anyone clarify this? Does anyone have some real
experience on Abiword used with real right-to-left languages?
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