[sugar] Abiword 2.6.4 on Ubuntu (was Re: Write needs your help)

Ryan Pavlik abiryan at ryand.net
Sat Jul 19 00:24:31 EDT 2008

Edward Cherlin wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 3:24 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This from the abiword on ubuntu webpage
>> (http://abisource.com/wiki/Install_on_Ubuntu)
>> At this time, the latest version available directly from Ubuntu is an
>> Ubuntu-modified 2.4.6. We are working to get AbiWord 2.6 in Ubuntu
>> 8.04 "Hardy Heron"
>> and adding their repo installs 2.6.4... but if you need the source
>> that should work too
>> I can build it without problems on my hardy system... just requires a
>> lot of development library dependencies like below, you need to
>> install libglib2.0-dev
>> Kind Regards,
>> David Van Assche
> I built 2.6.4 from source yesterday on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron on an
> AMD Opteron 64-bit.
> It does not display non-alphabetic ASCII correctly. The digits and
> punctuation, and also the space character, mostly appear as Unicode
> hex substitution glyphs. Armenian and Arabic display OK. Bengali
> vowels do not attach to base consonants, but are displayed in their
> standalone form. I'm giving up for the day.
Thanks for your testing!  Yeah, I saw your bug, that's a weird one!  It
works for me on AMD64 with the packages I had the PPA build.  I've put
some info requests on the bugzilla report - if anyone wants to help
figure this out the link is

Ryan Pavlik

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