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

Andreas Raab andreas.raab at gmx.de
Thu Oct 22 00:26:41 EDT 2009

Korakurider wrote:
>    Oh, I see. Thanks.
>    I also found screenshot of Arabic WinXP, that is interesting.
>   http://blog.way2.jp/system/wordpress/wp-content/2009/02/arabic-windows.jpg
>   So rewriting of all of UI pieces would be needed...

Mirror it. OLPCVirtualScreen can deal with it just fine using WarpBlt 
for the RTL layout. No changes required; everything would stick to the 
right edge; x would go left in viewers etc. It'd be a pretty simple 
thing to do. The hardest part would probably be getting the text 
rendering to actually produce LTR rendering for RTL text since you're 
going to do the mirroring on your own.

   - Andreas

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