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

“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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