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AME Info: IBM Arabises Core Linux Components

Oct 18, 2002, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to AbdulHadi for this link. ]

"The technology for running Arabic natively on Linux was unveiled at GITEX 2002 in Dubai, the region's largest technology trade show. Marking a milestone in local open source software in the Middle East, the Arabic support in Linux is a result of a massive effort by the project team at IBM's Egyptian Technology Development Centre in Cairo.

"The team in Egypt has successfully adapted the core components that are crucial to make Linux capable of handling Arabic text properly, and has released a number of important standards and applications, now placed into the hands of the open source community.

"The open source community was briefed on developments in Arabic support for Linux at the recent 'Ready for Real Business' Linux symposium in Bahrain that IBM hosted to drive interest and input from the developer and end user community, prior to a public announcement..."

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