[etoys-dev] Etoys in Arab, is it possible ?

Korakurider korakurider at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 00:05:40 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 12:19 PM, K. K. Subramaniam <subbukk at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 21 October 2009 06:25:18 pm Korakurider wrote:
>> > The same problem is shared by Pashto and Dari for which we even have
>> > translations already but cannot use them :(
>>      even with Pango?
> Pango only handles rendering of text.  The left-to-right assumptions in laying
> out items alignment morphs like menu bars, tabs, fields in a form will also be
> affected. "next" is no longer on the right and "prev" is no longer on the left.
> Something like "Name: _______" will become " ________ :emaN"  in right-to-left
> languages.

   Oh, I see. Thanks.
   I also found screenshot of Arabic WinXP, that is interesting.

  So rewriting of all of UI pieces would be needed...


> Subbu

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