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hebrew support for abiword ?
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magerlab

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Aug 2007, 14:39    Post subject:  hebrew support for abiword ?
Subject description: don't see hebrew text in abiword
 

how to get hebrew letters to be seen and printed in abiword
my wife is a hebrew teacher in our jewih school. She makes work lists for children herself. I do have hebrew support in Openofficeorg in alt linux( wich is on my computer), but i like puppy so much and abiword is enough for us.

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PostPosted: Mon 20 Aug 2007, 15:53    Post subject:  

Go to system->mouse/keyboard wizard, then select the advanced configuration.
Add the "il" layout to the settings (I hope you're using Xorg...), then add a modifier, so you can change between layouts (ctrl+alt etc).

After that, changing to the "il" layout when using Abiword should make it display Hebrew chars -- but only for the unicode fonts -- Dejavu and Bitstream Vera (if you've got it).

If you want more fonts, you can either install the MS fonts (instructions elsewhere on the forum) or add the Culmus fontpack -- just get a Slackware package of it and install as an elien package, then run make sure the path the fonts installed to is listed among the font paths: open Gxset from the menu. If the path isn't listed it, add the sleect "save".
then run "fc cache -f" from the commandline. (I've written instructions on how to do all this in the past)

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug 2007, 10:51    Post subject:  

i tried to set hebrew as my 3rd language, but can not
maybe i need manually change xkb settings?
can i also add fonts from existing linux on my computer by just coping it?

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PostPosted: Tue 21 Aug 2007, 14:35    Post subject:  

magerlab wrote:
i tried to set hebrew as my 3rd language, but can not
maybe i need manually change xkb settings?
can i also add fonts from existing linux on my computer by just coping it?


You can open /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add "il" to the XkbLayout line.
Yes, there's no problem adding fonts from other places, but you'll need to update the font config files:
In the directory where you put the fonts, you'll need to run "mkfontdir" and "mkfontscale". You'll also need to run "fc-cache -f".
(If the directory the fonts go in doesn't exist, you'll have to add it to the font path first)

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Aug 2007, 14:00    Post subject:  

I can see and type in abiword in hebrew only with dejavu font
but every thing looks ok
toda raba

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