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Re: Arabisation and character sets

From: Ahmed Sallam <asa@sakhr.com>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 18:57:03 +0300
Message-Id: <3521124E.C83B500@SAKHR.COM>
To: Gary Adams - JavaSoft East <Gary.Adams@east.sun.com>
Cc: rein@exol.it, yergeau@alis.com, www-international@w3.org
Sindbad Netscape Navigator 4.x, 3.x and Communicator 4.x provides support for Arabic
Java applets and Arabic Java script. Sindbad is available over all Win 95 single byte
platforms. Sindbad does not restrict the user to use Arabic Win 95.
We are ready to provide more detailed information about Sindbad Arabic java support.


Gary Adams - JavaSoft East wrote:

> > >It seems hilarious to me that we must use a proprietary Microsoft standard
> > >in order to have Netscape render correctly.
> >
> > Hilarious yes, but less so if one considers that you are (apparently)
> > testing on a Microsoft-proprietary platform.  Not that you have so many
> > other options for Arabic...
> >
> Not that there are any JDK 1.2 browsers deployed yet, but there is some effort
> to get cross platform internationalization support into the base Java
> application environment.
>  http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/guide/2d/spec/j2d-fonts.fm1.html#62258
>  http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/guide/intl/spec.html

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