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From Joost Andrae <>
Subject Re: Arabic localization
Date Thu, 23 Feb 2012 13:54:06 GMT

one thing is localization (l10n) the other is internationalization 
(i18n). I once started a Wiki page to collect 
issue IDs regarding changes that have to be done to enhance the 
application's capabilities regarding this CTL (complex text layout) 
script. From my knowledge most changes will enhance Hebrew script as 
well. There has been some community around Ossama Khayat from who's been working on Linux CTL and localization. 
Unfortunately their localization project doesn't seem to 
be active anymore since 2006. There were others like Debian developer 
Lior Kaplan and Alan Yaniger from Israel. As far as I remember Oracle 
did care about Arabic UI localization but AFAIK helpcontent wasn't 
translated. I believe the issue list needs some verification but I think 
it's still a good starting point for experienced developers to work on 
BIDI (bi-directional support), CTL and RTL (right to left) script 
languages like Arabic.

Am 23.02.2012 11:48, schrieb Ross Gardler:
> I'm aware that there is am Arabic localization pack for OpenOffice, is
> there anyone here involved with that effort?
> Sent from my mobile device, please forgive errors and brevity.

Kind regards, Joost

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