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ZDNet Australia: OpenOffice.org development Boosted by Arab-Israeli Collaboration

Oct 15, 2004, 19:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ingrid Marson)

"Similarities between the Arabic and Hebrew languages have enabled groups of Israeli and Arab developers to assist each other in solving common problems developing local versions of OpenOffice.org software.

"Both languages are bidirectional, that is, the usual script is written from right to left but numbers, dates or embedded Western text, are written from left to right..."

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