[Wine] BIDI (Hebrew) Support

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Tue Feb 7 12:46:24 CST 2006

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 2/4/06, Alon Bar-Lev <alon.barlev at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I've looked for a BIDI HOW-TO, but did not find any.
>> I use wine-0.9.5, and run IE using ies4linux. It works great
>> including Hebrew showing Hebrew text correctly.
>> The problem is that I could not write any Hebrew
>> character... Whenever I type a character I get "?".
>> So I've looked at wine-bidi issues, and found that I need to
>> compile wine with icu library. I did! using 3.4 and 2.8.
>> Using this new wine+icu, the IE stopped to show Hebrew text
>> correctly, and I still could not type Hebrew characters.
>> I've tested the test program 01-biditest.c, it is strange
>> since it fails on Windows (2003) and succeeds under wine.
>> My questions:
>> 1. How do I get BIDI support for IE without ICU?
>> 2. Why ICU interfere with the BIDI support of IE (If IE
>> comes with its own BIDI implementation).
>> 3. Can I configure something in order to write Hebrew text
>> in wine?
>> Best Regards,
>> Alon Bar-Lev.
> I've also struggled with IE in Hebrew. I don't remember everything
> that I did, but I could never type. Even cut and paste would leave
> ???'s.
> I did manage to get a Hebrew installation of Office working properly.
> I think that was with Crossover Offive 4.x, but even with CX I could
> not type in IE. Which is horrible because so many Hebrew sites require
> IE (walla mail, d.co.il maps, etc etc). Just write to them (like I
> did) and then go find replacement websites (like I did). When they
> loose enogh golshim they will change.

Thank you Dotan!
I do send a notice to every mailform site! But it does not 
help... All the banks in Israel do not support standard 
DHTML, and I did not find a mapping site that works either!

I still hope to hear an answer weather somebody succeeded in 
writing Hebrew....

Best Regards,
Alon Bar-Lev.

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