Pango RPMS question was Re: Pango status, arabic support
- From: Hassan Aurag <aurag crm umontreal ca>
- To: Pablo Saratxaga <pablo mandrakesoft com>
- Cc: gtk-i18n-list redhat com
- Subject: Pango RPMS question was Re: Pango status, arabic support
- Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2000 02:48:39 GMT
I got the rpms installed and launched the testgtk to look at some
arabic text displayed and maybe use testtext to write some arabic
However, the only fonts I got installed for arabic are the ones that
come with Axmedit from the great Langbox International folks.
And it seems those don't work since I can see hebrew text but no
arabic text. Hebrew fonts come with stock RedHat, but no arabic fonts.
Can someone give a pointer to fonts preferably in rpm format that I
can install so as to use pango for some arabic testing?
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 6/12/00, 7:27:17 PM, Pablo Saratxaga <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
regarding Re: Pango status, arabic support:
> On Mon, Jun 12, 2000 at 11:25:13PM +0000, Hassan Aurag wrote:
> > > It was asked on this list if it is possible to write arabic
> > > "under gnome". If one is willing to compile gtk+ with pango-support,
> > > it will work.
> > > I have not gotten any feed-back of the sort
> > > "the shaper produces something strange in situation X",
> > > so I might assume it is more-than-less ok :)
> > Ok, I am ready for testing, but not for compiling. Does one really
> > need to recompile gtk+?
> > Is it possible to get one big fat statically linked tar.gz of pango?
> You can try to get the pre-compiled snapshots from
> they are in rpm format compiled for Linux/i386. Note however that, as
> with projects in heavy development, some things can improve or broke
> one version to the other; and you may in some cases want to experiment
> the latest sources from CVS (in gtk-pango branch of gtk+ module)
> I have, however, one question: which encoding should be used for the
> There is some people voluntering to translate the po file of Gtk+ to
> should it be done in utf-8 or iso-8859-6 ?
> And what about existing po files, must they be converted to utf-8
> release of gtk+ 1.4 ?
> Thank you.
> Ki ça vos våye bén,
> Pablo Saratxaga
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