Version: (using KDE KDE 3.1.1)
Installed from: Mandrake RPMs
In kate and kwrite if you write any arabic text, Edit -> Find -> (any
letter/word) will find the letter/word correctly but will change the order of
the words. In general, Selecting any Arabic text will render it uncorrectly.
Another issue in kate and kwrite is that diacritics will not come in their right place. If you write any diacritic, it will appear at the next letter.
You may be pleased to know that I am re-organising and in many cases re-writing Kate's internal
rendering code for KDE 3.2. With this I hope to get proper bidirectional support.
I have done some minimal searching on the web for resources I'm going to need and found a few
websites, partictularly the unicode and mozilla bidi support pages; do you recommend any sources
of documentation or example text documents?
I'll let you know when my new code is committed and testing can begin...
*** Bug 36789 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 38215 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
high prio for future, to remind us to try to get that ready if qt has the features which
allow that to do it nicely
*** Bug 54544 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
group the bidi bugs together ;) there is a bidi branch in pre-alpha state for that
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 61265 ***
What's the status now. I care a lot about this bug.
There is an experimental branch which should support this already: kdelibs/kate/part, branch kate_goes_bidi. I am having some trouble with the qt libraries' bidi functionality, and I'm not getting much help with it, so unfortunately it will have to wait until after 3.2, but hopefully not much longer than that.
If possible, I would like some testing of the aforementioned branch to see if I'm on the right track :)