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Old 07-26-2007, 10:45 AM   #1
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Exclamation in fedora core 7 how can i use Arabic besides english

my native language is Arabic how can i write in Arabic in fedora core 7
i mean like Windows where i can write in both English and Arabic
Old 07-26-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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first u need to install Arabic fonts
u can use Microsoft true font

# yum install cabextract
# wget
# tar xvfz webfonts.tar.gz
# cd msfonts
# cabextract *.exe
# mkdir /usr/share/fonts/microsoft
# cp *.[tT]* /usr/share/fonts/microsoft
# cd ..
# rm -fr msfonts
# fc-cache

second from system > preferences > hardware > keyboard
choose layouts tab
add >> arabic

u can change languages by pressing the 2 Alt buttons at the same time
also u can add a keyboard language indicator in the menu bar by
right click >> add to panel >> keyboard indicator

thats all , hope i give some hand...

Last edited by kubed_lovee; 07-26-2007 at 09:27 PM.
Old 07-27-2007, 02:05 AM   #3
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Thanks Alot


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