[SOLVED] How to find the language group for "Pashto"?
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I am wanting to get the language pack for "Pashto" installed on my Fedora 11.
and it listed
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KDE Software Compilation
Myanmar (Burmese) Support
Server Configuration Tools
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DNS Name Server
Dogtag Certificate System
English (UK) Support
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On another F14 machine, locales -a does show "ps_AF.utf8". Moreover, when I manually set "LANG=ps_AF.utf8" in ~/.i18n, and reboot, some parts of my desktop do show a Urdu-like language, while rest of the part shows English.
1. So, is pashto partly available for F14?
2. Is this part support available on F11?
3. Also, keyboard driver for Pashto, but no OpenOffice supprt, means that pashto characters will be available on the terminal, but not in OpenOffice apps?
I may sound very stupid, but I am a complete newbie.
To get /usr/share/locale/ps either install a newer version of Fedora, or copy the file from F14 to F11 (not guaranteed to work properly). This gives you translated messages for many programs, but some will be left in English because no-one has translated them yet.
For OpenOffice/LibreOffice, the question is whether it can recognise the need to use different forms of letters. Click on Tools - Options - Language settings - Languages. Mark the box "enable CTL" and select Farsi in the menu. I've just tried inserting some letters and it does seem to handle the ones with the ring below correctly, as far as I can see (I'm not a Pashto speaker).
Just one more thing, by setting the LANG variable, F14 displays pashto script fonts.
However, on F11 (after the ps_AF directory copied in /usr/share/locale, and setting in ~/.i18n), the characters are not displayed (but rather some cryptic four-boxed-digits are visible).
I did some more research, and tried setting SYSFONT=165, and SYSFONT=165.cp, after reading /lib/kbd/consolefonts/README.Arabic. However, it still shows the same 4-boxed thing.
DavidMcCann, again your pointer paved me to the way to success !!
Actually, the font cp.150 was present in /lib/kbd/consolefonts. The issue was the missing X11 Window System on F11 (it was present on F14). I happened to come across some information on raster-fonts (wikipedia rocks !!). Then, luckily, all I needed was to install bitmap-fonts, and voila ... I was done.