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Arabic language support for the next version of puppy
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alifjuman

Joined: 14 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun 2008, 16:32    Post subject:  Arabic language support for the next version of puppy
Subject description: Add the other language packege
 

Please add arabic language support for puppy
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Caneri

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PostPosted: Sat 14 Jun 2008, 16:47    Post subject:  

Hi alifjuman,

I use a google translator at puppylinux.ca as I am not able to speak/write Arabic.

Yes..this would be a good project for Puppy Linux.

Alas I don't know which pups speak Arabic.

Best,
Eric

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Kazm

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Location: Russia, Ufa

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2008, 06:00    Post subject:  

Crying or Very sad Sorry, but Puppy developer don't undestand non-english humans world...

See here:
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=28878
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Nathan F


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Location: Wadsworth, OH (occasionally home)

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2008, 06:54    Post subject:  

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Sorry, but Puppy developer don't undestand non-english humans world...

Give some credit please. Almost every application that Zigbert creates supports localization and many of them are already translated into a number of languages besides English. Also, many of them are already in Puppy. You might consider contacting him to offer help in the form of Arabic translations.

And he's not the only one working on this front. He's just the best example right now. I know what you are saying Kazm, and it is partially true. But be careful about how it comes accross because the way it is presented here could cause people to take offense.

The screenshot below is an interesting aside. This is not the mainline Puppy but my own variant, and I have no idea of the accuracy of the translations (I'm using translate.google.com for the bulk of the work) but I think it speaks for itself about my views on the subject. If not then I will clarify - don't complain about it, get on board and do something about it.

Nathan
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RR Koothady

Joined: 22 Jul 2006
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Location: Coimbatore, India

PostPosted: Thu 19 Jun 2008, 07:35    Post subject: SCIM Arabic Support  

Dear alifjuman and Kazm:

In addition to the Arabic Desktop support that Nathan has posted, you can type Arabic right inside Puppy using SCIM and related pets available in the following thread:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=27967

Please see the following screen shot of the latest Open Office displaying Arabic scripts! In addition to Oo, you can also use all the GTK+2 word and text editors and applications to type in Arabic - OUT OF THE BOX using the above SCIM solution.

Ramesh
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alifjuman

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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul 2009, 20:19    Post subject: thank's for the help....  

sorry for my late to read the help.....very2 thank's for every one...
i will try.... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

alif jum'an
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eXistenZ

Joined: 14 Sep 2009
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Location: Egypt

PostPosted: Fri 02 Oct 2009, 03:08    Post subject:  

Hello Everyone,

This thread was so helpful for me, thank you all for your help.
However I would like to tell that no doubt and arabic Puppy will be a good project but as an Arab when I look for arabic support my priority goes for being able to read arabic unicode then being able to input and type arabic unicode. This is the main need for me or any arabic speaking person when using Puppy and not to have the operating system itself in arabic Like the menus, buttons, icon names ... etc.

I live in an arabic country and I have never seen an arabic localized windows XP copy. all the people use the regular windowsXP in english with arabic support for unicode allowing you to read arabic and input arabic. most arabs dealing with computers have the basic knowledge of english that allows then to deal with the operating system in english.

So the priority when giving arabic support for Puppy should be given to unicode reading and writing/input as there are still some problems with it. And this has been my biggest problem when I started using puppy a couple of weeks ago that I was even going to quit using it until I found this thread, and it solved most of my problems when I installed SCIM and was able to type arabic text.

one main problem I see in Puppy is that its not being able to read arabic filenames. and they display as question marks "??????". another main problem is displaying the arabic characters in reverse order from left to right instead of right to left making the characters separate and not joined together. I still wonder how can I get that fixed and I see fixing that is much more important for puppy to become popular amongest arabic speaking people than having puppy in arabic.

If any of puppy developers needed help with arabic or arabic translation for puppy localization I will be willing to share my effort and help the way I can.

eXistenZ
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Irihapeti
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Oct 2009, 13:17    Post subject:  

@eXistenZ
I have just posted some new information on the wiki about configuring Scim which may help to solve some of the problems with displaying Arabic text. Essentially, it's about locale setup. http://puppylinux.org/wikka/MakeScimWorkWithJavaAndTerminal
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bignono1


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PostPosted: Wed 30 Dec 2009, 07:02    Post subject:  

Hi,
How can i change the menu like Nathan`s ??
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L18L

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Location: Burghaslach, Germany somewhere also known as "Hosla"

PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar 2012, 06:40    Post subject:  

bignono1 wrote:
Hi,
How can i change the menu like Nathan`s ??


Hi bignono1,
you could
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=70804&start=108
give a try Wink
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PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar 2012, 01:40    Post subject:  

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