Re: Typing Right-To-Left language characters in GtkEntry

On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Gaurav Jain wrote:

> But I'm stuck at this point where I need an input method to enter the
> arabic characters.  Could somebody help?

You need to set up an Arabic keyboard.  You can do it either
using GNOME keyboard preferences tool, or using setxkbmap.  Red
Hat Linux 9 is a bit too old.  Something like this would do it:

  setxkbmap -layout us,ar -option grp:alt_shift_toggle,grp_led:scroll

> (I tried using xmodmap to load an arabic keyboard mapping, but then
> nothing happened.  I also need to know where I can get arabic fonts
> from, if required).

Look around and for

> Thanks,
> Gaurav
> PS: I sent this mail to gtk-app-devel-list gnome org earlier, but I
> realized that probably the correct list is this one.


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