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

Korakurider korakurider at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 01:33:14 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Andreas Raab <andreas.raab at gmx.de> wrote:
> 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.
    But it means (x,y) coordinate system  will be also horizontally
mirrored.  Is that valid thing?

> Cheers,
>  - Andreas

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