Re: Arabic IM/font

From: Edward H. Trager (
Date: Wed Oct 27 2004 - 09:44:33 CST

  • Next message: Karljurgen Feuerherm: "Re: Arabic IM/font"

    Hi, Karljürgen,

    Arabeyes ( is a meta project that aims to provide full support
    for Arabic in the GNU/Linux environment. Although geared toward GNU/Linux, they also provide
    (or provide links to) vector fonts (TrueType, possibly also OTF) which will certainly also
    work on Windows and quite possibly also on OSX. Arabeyes also has some other very interesting
    projects, including ITL (Islamic Tools and Libraries) which has a Hijri date library, and
    Katoob (a light weight, multi lingual, BIDI-aware text editor based on the Gtk+ 2 library)
    which might meet your text input needs if Yudit ( isn't sufficient.
    The version of Yudit that I have installed (2.7x) comes with two Arabic keyboards pre-installed.

    -- Edward Trager
       Kellogg Eye Center
       University of Michigan, USA

    On Monday 2004.10.25 06:59:30 -0400, Karljurgen Feuerherm wrote:
    > Hello all,
    > I'm looking for an IM (Keyman or otherwise) for Arabic INCLUSIVE of vowels. A slightly more true-to-reality font than Times New Roman would be an asset too....
    > Can anyone point me in the right direction?
    > Thanks
    > K
    > Karljürgen G. Feuerherm
    > Department of Archaeology and Classical Studies
    > Wilfrid Laurier University
    > 75 University Avenue West
    > Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
    > (519) 884-1970 x3193

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