wine-users at shemesh.biz
Sun Jan 18 06:53:13 CST 2004
David Baron wrote:
>And thar's the rub!
Which one? Give us some context, please.
>The newer office applications have at long last gone over to Unicode. Dagesh,
>the first and for clearness and ease of use, still the better of the
>multilingual WPs never made that step because the parent company died of fear
>of big-bill-gates :-(. I worked on the filters.
How does the Unicode problem enter into Dagesh not working on Wine? Wine
has a non-Unicode API as well, and that supports Hebrew (assuming your
LC_CTYPE, or LANG, or whatever is set correctly, of course).
Besides the above, as far as I know, Dagesh does not even require Hebrew
support from the underlying OS at all, so it should work even if Wine is
compiled without BiDi.
>Used to be, one exported to RTF and this came into most Word versions
>perfectly. No more--the Dagesh RTF filters were good--I wrote them. But
>Microsoft more or less says: Its our language and you'll use it our way. It
>was a never ending chase of one's tail to keep up with their nonsense. Dagesh
>RTF will no longer go into word or open office or any of them. For the same
>reason as the non-latin fonts will not work through wine. The newer apps are
As far as I know, RTF does not store it's stuff in Unicode. Even if it
does, it's a pretty simple conversion.
>If the winemakers can come up with an interface to solve this problem, please
>do it so that it can be used/packaged under Windows as a simple filter as
>well. Will make a lot of folks happy! For now, HTML export is the only bridge
>to Word et al.
I think you misunderstand Wine's role in this picture. Wine is not a
tool to allow Dagesh to exchange things with Word. Wine is a tool to run
the same ol Dagesh on Linux (and other non-Windows systems).
>Dagesh is being maintained by Galtech--contact Gadi Doron at
>gadid at galtech.co.il about evaluations copies for such purposes.
Thank you. I will. As a general note - next time don't advertise other
people's email addresses on public lists without their knowledge.
> I have not
>heard about open-sourcing but as one of the developers, I'd go for it--and I
>am most probably available (more particulars under private cover).
I was not too intimately involved with that. As far as I remeber, it
fell even before it was discussed.
On second reflection - it may not even have been Dagesh after all.
Lingnu Open Systems Consulting
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