[scribus] scribus Digest, Vol 33, Issue 107

Peter Linnell plinnell at scribus.info
Thu Dec 30 15:07:06 CET 2010

On 12/29/2010 10:42 PM, a.l.e wrote:
> hi
>>> no arabic support yet...
>>> you may expect it at some time next year (2011, that is...).
>>> ciao
>>> a.l.e
>> it has been promised that Arabic support will be available since 2004,
>> as seen from the bugs reported :(
> arabic support is mostly implemented in the experimental oif-branch.
> you can download it, compile it and try it!
> let's just hope that it gets merged with the trunk before it gets out of sync with it!
> ciao
> a.l.e


Arabic support is making significant progress. We can already display
Arabic correctly using a shaper. I have verified with two colleagues at
work that it is visually correct.

Right now the issue is not display or editing, but exporting, which is
another bit of work.

So, it is pre-alpha, but definitely progressing.

As for merging, changes from trunk are being merged in regularly by Jean
Ghali, so there will be no problems down the road.


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