libevas Hebrew, Arabic and General RTL support (illume)

Mohamed Hazem cviruss at
Thu Apr 9 17:05:56 CEST 2009

Good job ... Enlightenment has been missing Arabic support for sometime now

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 3:41 PM, Tom <tom at> wrote:

> Hello,
> Just wanted you all to know that starting from today, there's is partial
> Hebrew and Arabic, and full right to left support in SHR.
> Ainulindale was kind enough to add a patch I sent him for libevas to the
> SHR repos, so starting from the next image,
> this will be "built-in". (Of course also available as packages).
> As for e in general, well the patch has been sent to raster, which will
> apply it to e when he can.
> What's there:
> * Full RTL support, RTL renders correctly and not in reverse like it used
> to.
> * Arabic letters are now changed according to context (I tried my best, and
> gfather said it's fine, though since I don't know Arabic, I didn't do proper
> QA)
> * Hebrew nikkud and Arabic vowels work as well.
> What's missing:
> * Selection of doesn't work on text that includes RTL.
> * Cursor position is off with text that includes RTL.
> * No arabic keyboard available (gfather is working on that one).
> Now it's time for you to start nationalizing applications and SHR/FSO/Any
> other distro that uses illume.
> Enjoy,
> Tom. (TAsn)
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