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Linux Arabization Project

Aug 06, 1999, 22:15 (3 Talkback[s])

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======= Linux4arab.com Newsletter ====== =================Recent News ================== Linux Arabization Project ========================= http://arabiclinux.org is a new project aimed at Creating complete Arabic support and Free Arabic Linux distribution The goals are -------------- * to create an arabic linux solution * use FriBidito allow for BiDi text * to create an Arabic linux distribution Anybody who wants to join please email Osama ALASSIRY ait@qatari.net Skills needed -------------- * Fluency in both Arabic and English * Programmers * Type Designers for high quality fonts * Writers for Documentation * Testers all the work of this project will be open-source ---------------- For more info http://www.arabiclinux.com Arabic in Linux console ======================== Acon: Arabic in Linux console ,operates with the virtual consols in the background. The arabic characters are written in the direction from right to left, and their shape changes with the position in the word http://members.tripod.com/ahmedahamid/arabic/arabic.html http://www.linux4arab.com/arabic/arabic.htm How to browse the Net with Lynx + Arabic support ================================================= http://members.tripod.com/ahmedahamid/arabic/arabic.html http://www.linux4arab.com/arabic/arabic.htm Arabic text editor ==================== the first public version of GRE (Gtk Reflected Editor)which is Bi-Di simple text editor for languages like Arabic and Hebrew GRE is based on GTK+ and the patch to gtktext widget made by Dov Grobgeld The source code , and static binary are available at http://publish.uwo.ca/~ualadl/grehtml/gre.html http://www.linux4arab.com/arabic/arabic.htm Linus Torvalds - Person of the Century? ======================================== Time Magazine has a poll on their Web site for the "Person of the Century ." Linus Torvalds is currently number 15, followed closely by Bill Gates at number 16. Be sure to cast your vote http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,1015832,00.html A Question of Culture ======================== Dennis Allard tells us why he thinks Microsoft can't get it right http://linuxtoday.com/stories/8337.html?nn Living With Linux ==================== The Atlantic Monthly carries a fairly good history of Linux - including the importance of GNU software to Linux http://www.theatlantic.com/cgi-bin/o/issues/99aug/9908linux.htm Adobe and Open Source ======================== An interview in MacWEEK with John Warnock, The CEO of Adobe Systems Inc. Warnock makes a few vague comments about working with the Open Source community on upcoming products http://macweek.zdnet.com/1999/07/18/adobefri.html Linux Coming Out of The Closet =============================== The wiring closet, that is. With the support of IBM, Sun, Oracle and many others, Linux isn't in hiding anymore http://chicagotribune.com/tech/news/article/0,2669,ART-31982,FF.html Oracle to Produce $150 Linux Computer ======================================= Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has announced that Oracle is developing a low-cost, Intel-based, network computer. The machine will run Linux and Netscape from CD - no hard drive - and will be priced at $150 without a monitor http://www.infoworld.com/cgi-bin/displayStory.pl?990728.piellison.htm SGI Dropping Irix? =================== Linux may be SGI's OS of choice when they start s hipping systems based on Intel's 64-bit Merced processor http://webserv.vnunet.com/www_user/plsql/pkg_vnu_news.right_frame?p_story=87942&p_type= =================================================== UPDATED PAGES --------------------------------------------------- http://www.linux4arab.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi http://www.linux4arab.com/newb/newb.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/tech/how.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/arabic/arabic.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/arab/sa.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/arab/lba.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/arab/mo.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/arab/info.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/info/company.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/userg/arabicug.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/userg/member.htm http://www.linux4arab.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=list&forum=main2_internet ==================================================== To unsubcribe from this newsletter and receive no future e-mails from us, click on the link below http://www.linux4arab.com/info/maillist.htm ==================================================== Questions? Please e-mail webmaster@linux4arab.com