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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Arabic localization
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:26:20 GMT
This is really helpful - thanks.

For a little background I have some contacts in Qatar who are
particular interested in seeing an Arabic release. They themselves are
not technical so they want to make contact with people who can do the
work. If anyone on this list is interested please contact me offlist.


On 23 February 2012 16:54, Joost Andrae <> wrote:
> Hi,
> 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

Ross Gardler (@rgardler)
Programme Leader (Open Development)

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