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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Ahmed Sallam <asa@sakhr.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:50:07 +0300
Message-Id: <352110AE.D3F933FE@SAKHR.COM>
To: Khaled Zarkah <kz@ditnet.co.ae>
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Sindbad Netscape Navigator 4.x, 3.x and Communicator 4.x provides more than one
level of support for Arabic charsets as follows:
-1- Web page "CHARSET" element is supported based on the definitions in RFC
2070.
-2- User option to make manual choice for the Arabic code page, if the code
page is not specified in the web page.
-3- Automatic detection for the Arabic code page if the code page is not
specified in the web page nor identified manually by the user.
The supported code pages list includes most of the Arabic code pages available
in the Arabic market including Microsoft 1256, ISO 8859-6, ASMO, etc.

The last versions of Sindbad for Netscape 3.x and 4.x are available on :
http://www.sakhr.com, we provide English edition of our web site.

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Khaled Zarkah wrote:

> Hello,
>
> We published a review in PC Magazine, Arabic Edition, May 1997 issue, for
> MS Arabic IE 3.02, Sindbad Netscpae 3.0, and Alis Tango Browser 3.0.
>
> Another review for MS Arabic IE 4.0 will be published in 'Internet Al-Aalam
> Al-Arabi' in May 1998 issue.
>
> >   - ALis Tango and MS IE 4.0 (on Arabic Enabled Windows) render
> >     iso-8859-6 correctly
>
> That's right, and Tango renders 8859-6 correctly, even on Latin versions of
> Windows 95.
>
> >   - Netscape on an Arabic Windows and Netscape with Shakr
> >     plug-in on "normal" Windows do not render correctly.
>
> Wrong. The Sindbad add-on works fine, even on Latin Windows 95, but
> Navigator alone with Arabic Windows 95 can not render 8859-6 correctly.
>
> >   - using the proprietary Microsoft standard Windows 1256 all
> >     browsers render correctly.
>
> Right.
>
>
>
> =============================
> Khaled Zarkah
> Technical Editor
> DIT (PC Magazine, Arabic Edition & Internet Al-Aalam Al-Arabi)
> URL: www.dit.net
> Phone: +9714-240700
> Fax:   +9714-240750
> P.O.Box 60934
> Dubai
> United Arab Emirates




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