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Old 02-19-2012, 02:00 AM   #1
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Question using arabic


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i want to use arabic how can i do it
thank you
 
Old 02-19-2012, 02:15 AM   #2
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When I tried Mandriva a year ago, multiple languages could be selected during the installation process. Although I used the DVD. I do not know if that option is available with a CD.

If you are using KDE, you can change the language or add more languages by opening the Locales option in the menu.

I do not know how Mandiva handles languages with other desktop environments.
 
Old 02-19-2012, 08:40 AM   #3
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Hi,
i want to use arabic how can i do it
thank you
You load it, and select it as your language. Since you don't tell us what version/distro of Linux you're using, we can't tell you more than that.
 
Old 02-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #4
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You need to set your keyboard preferences to give you two keyboards — Arabic and English: look in the configuration or settings menu.

Add a Keyboard indicator to the panel (right click on it to do that) which will show you the current keyboard and enable you to change by clicking on it.

The keyboard configuration tool will also allow you to choose a key to switch (group shift) from a list, which will have options such as both Alt keys together, Menu, Scroll lock, etc.

In OpenOffice or LibreOffice, click on Tools - Options - Language settings. There you can enable "complex text layout" and select Arabic under CTL.

If you don't like the Arabic font in Mandriva, look here:
http://www.unifont.org/fontguide/
http://www.wazu.jp/gallery/Fonts_Arabic.html
 
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:19 AM   #5
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Thank for the response. I do like this
setxkbmap -layout "fr,ar" -option "grp:alt_shift_toggle"
http://www.zeitoun.net/articles/comm...us-linux/start
 
  


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