complex langs/scripts in abiword

Dov Grobgeld dov.grobgeld at
Tue Oct 6 11:09:01 EDT 2009

I checked out Arabic rendering under Fedora 11, Abiword 2.6.8, and there
seems to be some problems. I entered the non-sensical text
MEEM-NOON-MEEM-NOON (by using gucharmap, since I don't know the arabic
keyboard). I also chose the font DejaVu Serif Bold as in the PaleXO blog and
the result was four blocks that pango uses when the glyphs are not known.
But this does not make sense since gucharmap does show that there are glyphs
for this fonts.

(There is another problem for DejaVu Serif as well that it does not connect
the meem and the noon, but I assume that is a font problem.)


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 13:17, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 5, 2009 at 08:35, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> > 2009/10/5 Daniel Drake <dsd at>:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I've been working on various bugs related to Nepali/Sanskrit text in
> >> AbiWord which likely fall over to other languages too. There were
> >> several pretty big bugs before, and now it is much more usable.
> >>
> >> I'd be interested to know if this solves any problems for other
> deployments.
> >
> > forgot to mention that abiword is of course the backend for the write
> > activity   :)
> What about pinging PaleXO about it?
> Regards,
> Tomeu
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