Re: [Evolution-hackers] Evolution and rtl support
- From: Jeffrey Stedfast <fejj ximian com>
- To: Arafat Medini <lumina silverpen de>
- Cc: Rodrigo Moya <rodrigo ximian com>, evolution-hackers lists ximian com
- Subject: Re: [Evolution-hackers] Evolution and rtl support
- Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 14:31:06 -0400
I'm gonna guess that whoever told you that the evolution developers weren't interested in making it work for rtl, were not ximian developers.
On Thu, 2004-04-29 at 17:31 +0200, Arafat Medini wrote:
I would have better made a chat transcript, as what I wrote in my mail
indeed happened and made me very angry.
I think, I have the right to report on a problem like that. Some ppl
felt uncomfortable with my mail and so I changed my style to be more
STILL if you question what I wrote in my mail about what happened in
that chat, I still insist that all what I wrote was true and that it all
happened. And that I felt very forgotten with my problem.
I will not deny this in favour of the bug.
Am Do, den 29.04.2004 um 16:42 Uhr +0200 schrieb Rodrigo Moya:
> On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 20:52 +0200, Arafat Medini wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Following the advice of Christian Rose of the i18n team I am contacting
> > you the Evo hackers to look at this issue. So I hope this mail doesn't
> > generate some flames as I'll try to be as polite as possible ;)
> the flames in the previous thread were started by your mail, which said
> 'evo developers dont care about arabic because they don't use it',
> which, as I pointed out in my answer, is not true at all.
> > Evolution has bad rtl support as seen in this screen:
> > http://www.silverpen.de/evo.png
> > The task/mail/contact/calendar widgets are not present and many bars are
> > not flipped the right way.
> could you show us shots for the calendar/contact/tasks widgets? At least
> for the calendar views, I can't think of a reason why it wouldn't show
> > Under this id you can find the bug which was already reported: 56693
> > I've included a detailed descriptionn at the end of the page as my last
> > comment on the bug. And there is already a patch for flipping icons in
> > the right order.
> > I want to lobby for this bug because of the two following reasons:
> > More then 50 countries use rtl scripts (without counting the islamic
> > countries which use Arabic as a second or third language), like Arabic
> > hebrew persian etc... rtl using countries are making a really big part
> > of our world. It wouldn't be good if those ppl would have to wait longer
> > for such a great app till it becomes usable for them.
> > The second reason is that the interface looks messy which degrades the
> > overall desktop experience for a user when using gnome. To have a high
> > quality desktop I think it should be very good to have such an important
> > app behaving correctly under the corresponding locale.
> > the majority will look at Evo first place when installing gnome 2.8 so
> > having a decent looking app is not so wrong ;)
> > So I really hope this bug gets your attention. And gets resolved for
> > 2.8!
> > The translation is nearly done too (80%) so I hope this gets spin.
> > many thanx for reading. And I hope my mail was friendly enough to not
> > make anyone angry ;)
> this time I'm sure no one will be angry, given that this is quite
> different from the 'evo developers dont care about arabic' thing :-)
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