[scribus-dev] Arabic Support: What do we have and what do we need?

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer at gmx.de
Wed Nov 10 01:02:47 CET 2010

On Monday 08 November 2010 21:40:07 Osama Khalid wrote:
> Hello,
> I have been browsing the mailing list archive and I noticed, from 12+
> months messages, that right-to-left languages support was in process.
> I'm not a scribus developer and I haven't checked the codebase, but I
> believe I can get some people to work on this once I have enough
> information about how that's going, what parts we are missing and what
> needs to be done.
> Thank you.
> -- Osama Khalid

Hi Osama,

Thank you very much for contacting us. Help with this issue is certainly much 
appreciated, not only for RTL scripts/languages, but also mixed writing 
directions in a single text (e.g. English and Arabic). Moreover, assistance 
with typographic details from someone who's familiar with them would be 
extremely helpful.

Currently, one of our developers, Pierre Marchand, is working on a complete 
rewrite of the text engine, so maybe you should contact him directly.You can 
find his email address in the "About" dialog of Scribus (Help > About Scribus 
> Authors).

Thanks again for your offer!

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