On Thu, Dec 04, 2008 at 10:40:09AM +0100, Schrijvers Luc wrote:
> On wo, 2008-12-03 at 16:24 -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > I've dropped in some basic FriBidi support into Tux Paint.
> > Can people please test to see if it's working properly (esp. folks using
> > other locales)? Mac and Windows (Martin and John) and BeOS (Begasus) checks
> > would be nice, too, thanks. :)
> Just a quick note to inform you that the basic Fribidi support you
> checked in is compiling, if it's working I don't know yet.
> There have to be some small changes in the source also to bring the BeOS
> port back to par (for instance adding -lfribidi in the beos lib section
> in the makefile and some parse errors in the magic tools), nothing fancy
> Will keep you informed. ;)
I wasn't sure if FriBidi had been ported to BeOS, so I just hung a big "?"
over it. Glad it's working, thanks! :)
The way I've tested it in Tux Paint is by using KDE's regional settings to
enable alternate keymaps. I get a little "us" icon in my taskbar (for
English on a US keyboard).
When I click it, it cycles through other keymaps. In my case, I just added
Hebrew ("il" icon), so it just toggles between.
In Tux Paint's text tool, I typed "123ABC", and the Hebrew characters that
correspond do those spots on the key came out as if I had typed "123CBA",
which is, I believe, the desired result.
The next thing I need to do is make the 'justification' of the text go
the other direction, and place the cursor in the right place, somehow.