LinuxQuestions.org
Did you know LQ has a Linux Hardware Compatibility List?
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - General
User Name
Password
Linux - General This Linux forum is for general Linux questions and discussion.
If it is Linux Related and doesn't seem to fit in any other forum then this is the place.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-24-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
hanzelko
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2007
Location: Bratislava,Slovak Republic
Distribution: LFS
Posts: 3
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Completely Arabic Linux


Hello.

I am searching for Arabic linux. By Completely Arabic linux I mean also traslated LC_MESSAGES for base commands, like cp, man, rm etc.
Man pages in arabic and so on.

Does anybody knows?

If yes a link whould be great,

Thanks. شكرا
 
Old 07-24-2008, 01:04 PM   #2
matthewg42
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Kubuntu 12.10 (using awesome wm though)
Posts: 3,530

Rep: Reputation: 63
I've always wondered if people who use totally non-latin character sets, like Chinese, Hebrew and Arabic do this... I look forward to knowing.
 
Old 07-27-2008, 10:52 AM   #3
Su-Shee
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2007
Location: Berlin
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 509

Rep: Reputation: 41
The first address I think would be http://www.arabeyes.org/ ("the arabic unix project").

Wether or not your system may be entirely in arabic depends on the application itself - it might be internationalized nicely for one language, but maybe not for another.

When it comes to (displaying) manpages, it might get worse, not all Unicode ranges are supported by groff as far as I know.

In principle, _typing_ arabic works rather well - the cursor switches correctly to the left side and all KDE and Gnome and Xfce applications support bidi nicely (the last time I tried and that was 3 years ago, it can only get better ). Firefox 3 for example distinguishes its back and forward button for left to right and right to left languages.

So, in short: Displaying and typing and printing works rather well, but when it comes to messages and translations, it highly depends.

Try setting LANG to your preferred arabic encoding (there are several - egyptian, syrian, yemenite... - "locale -a | grep ar" will tell you.) and compare.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
why cant linux read my arabic named folders?? wolferine Linux - Software 2 01-06-2006 03:22 PM
arabic linux client sailu_mvn Linux - Software 1 10-24-2005 07:46 PM
Reading Arabic in Linux terminal gamor Linux - Newbie 1 03-11-2005 12:16 AM
Linux (KDE) in arabic? Yes! It IS possible :) shassouneh Linux - General 0 02-21-2003 07:14 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration