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Re: Arabic UNicode in XML

From: Nir Dagan <nir@nirdagan.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 12:14:07 +0200
Message-ID: <000e01c06a6d$98e68e80$690308d5@dagannir>
To: "Chris Lilley" <chris@w3.org>, "Saeed Darya" <saeed.darya@techno-soft.com>
Cc: "Matthias Wassermann" <m.wassermann@mai-kg.de>, <www-international@w3.org>
There is also a Bidi enabling project in Mozilla, but its not
integrated yet with the milestone releases.
Otherwise only MSIE and the obsolete Tango do Bidi.

See http://www.langbox.com/AraMosaic/mozilla/

Nir
----- Original Message -----
From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
To: Saeed Darya <saeed.darya@techno-soft.com>
Cc: Matthias Wassermann <m.wassermann@mai-kg.de>;
<www-international@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2000 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: Arabic UNicode in XML


>
>
> Saeed Darya wrote:
> >
> > We developed a site that uses unicode for Arabic/Persian in
XML format
> > (http://www.pardaily.com). The only problem we had was with
the supporting
> > platforms. For all practical reasons, IE5+ is the only
platform that we
> > could find displaying the R2L portion properly.  Our client
uses Word2000 as
> > an editor for Arabic/Persian news files.
>
> I tried that site, but all of the arabic text seemed to be
images. only the
> latin text was actually text. for example:
>
>
> <IMG SRC=f03c110.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20
ALIGN=middle><IMG
> SRC=f03c129.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle>  <IMG
> SRC=f03c66.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=3 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG
SRC=f03c110.gif
> BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c192.gif
BORDER=0
> WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c76.gif BORDER=0
WIDTH=6
> HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle>  <IMG SRC=f03c189.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=6
HEIGHT=20
> ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c150.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20
> ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c192.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20
> ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c129.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20
ALIGN=middle>
> <IMG SRC=f03c110.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20
ALIGN=middle><IMG
> SRC=f03c188.gif BORDER=0 WIDTH=7 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG
SRC=f03c81.gif
> BORDER=0 WIDTH=6 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c89.gif
BORDER=0
> WIDTH=8 HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle><IMG SRC=f03c177.gif BORDER=0
WIDTH=6
> HEIGHT=20 ALIGN=middle>
>
> and so forth. This is not xml either, as the attributes are
unquoted so its
> not well formed.
>
> Also, it didn't seem to be using unicode, but iso latin-1:
>
> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html;
charset=iso-8859-1">
>
> Am I missing something here?
>
> --
> Chris
>
>
Received on Wednesday, 20 December 2000 05:12:54 GMT

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