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Old 04-22-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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reading both english and arabic in mandriva2007 terminal

Hello all,
I need to be able to read both english and arabic in Linux terminal.I used to have mandrake 10.1. All I needed to do is select bidirectional text rendering under Setting / console setting to be able to read english and arabic in the same file. I upgraded to Mandriva 2007 , there is no "setting" option . Would anyone know how to fix that. thanks in advance.
Old 04-23-2007, 10:53 AM   #2
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Since nobody else has replied I will take a guess. I would first look at your environment variables. In particular I would look at the environment variables that start with the letters LC_. You can see what your shell session environment variables are using the following command.
printenv | sort | grep -i lc_
You can see that all of my LC_ variables are set to en_US. I don't know what other settings are available. Well, I mean that I don't know the effect of using other locale settings. You can find your system's locale options in the /usr/share/locale directory.

Hopefully that will get you started in the right direction even if it isn't a complete answer.

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Old 04-23-2007, 12:31 PM   #3
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I have en_us as well. I think I need to install a text editing package that supports bidirectional text editing. I just don't know which one. I installed mandriva2007 and it comes almost with nothing, i need to install everything myself.
thanks for your help.
If anyone knows what package i need, plz let me know.


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