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Old 01-31-2003, 06:15 AM   #1
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languages support


hi all

well .. my friend is trying to add the arabic support in linux redhat 8 .... i told him about the way but he was saying that the flag was not appearing down in the task bar

he was sure that he added the support like that appears in this pic:

http://www.c4arab.com/images/lessons.../snapshot2.png

and he was sure that he clicked apply and ok ..

but the american flag ( for english) was not appearing .. so he can't click on it to change the language

what might be the problem?

is there any other way to change the language other than clicking on the flag?

thanks in advance
 
Old 01-31-2003, 08:31 AM   #2
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Does he have Arabic locales installed? He needs: locales-ar and kde-i18-ar (both included in distros).
 
Old 01-31-2003, 10:08 AM   #3
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i think so .. well during the installation he choosed the arabic language support .. this should be it right?

thanks
 
Old 01-31-2003, 10:27 AM   #4
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It should be right. But it isn't. So I gues he should check if those packages are installed, in RPM based system:
rpm -qa|grep ar
It will show all the packages with 'ar' string in their name.
 
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ok thanks .. i'll be back with an answer
 
Old 02-02-2003, 06:46 AM   #6
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he says that he didn't find any of these packages on any of thee CDs he have

i googled for kde-i18-ar but no results were there

locales-ar was not enough ..


could you please give me a link for these packages or any other thing that might help
thanks
 
Old 02-02-2003, 12:52 PM   #7
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I just found out that RH does not support Arabic. Strange... What he may try to do:
1) Install Arabic forns. Meybe this RPM will install : http://redhat.ifsic.univ-rennes1.fr/...-1.noarch.html
(clik the 'fonts-arabic' string).
2) Download ftp://ftp.kde.org/pub/kde/stable/3.0...-3.0.5.tar.bz2
It's source version of Arabic KDE translation. It's not an RPM, so the installation is a bit harder, but not much. When the file's unpacked in a sefe place (bunzip 2 kde-i18n-ar-3.0.5.tar.bz2 & tar xvf kde-i18-ar-3.0.5.tar), enter the directory it created and type:
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
make install
(the last command - as root).
 
  


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