Hebrew: update

Francois Gouget fgouget at free.fr
Fri Aug 26 08:14:09 CDT 2011

On Tue, 23 Aug 2011, Yaron Shahrabani wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 23, 2011 at 4:38 PM, Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr> wrote:
> > On Tue, 23 Aug 2011, Yaron Shahrabani wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> >> Wineconsole does not support Hebrew or Arabic script out of the box,
> >> there are several fonts that should be installed in order to enable
> >> that,

That the user does not have the right fonts installed is not a good 
enough reason to not translate Wine. However if the Gnome Terminal finds 
the right fonts and not wineconsole (which seems to be the case 
incidentally), then that would be a factor.

> >> AFAIK Arabic displayed in the right order but the letters are
> >> not joined, I can check that and get back to you.
> >
> > Is there a bug report for this? (I did not see one in a cursory search)
> Paul Vriens helped me with this one, and if I remember correctly he
> also opened a bug...

I did not see any bug regarding this. So I did some tests, reproduced 
the problem in Gnome Terminal 3.0.1, xterm 271 and current wineconsole 
and created a bug:

 * Bug 28193 - wineconsole does not support RTL locales

You should CC-yourself on that bug as the developpers working on it will 
likely want to check with you when they make progress.

On the translation side I still think that copying untranslated strings 
over is wrong and I offer to add translator comments instead for the 
strings of the command line tools. However I would do just do this as an 
initial pass to ease the transition and you'd then have to live with it.

And since you're the one working with the translation, if you prefer to 
copy the strings over just say the word. Alexandre will revert my patch 
and I will not try to get it applied again.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at free.fr>              http://fgouget.free.fr/
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