> You can write Persian in GNOME, KDE, and Mozilla with late version of > Red Hat, althought with different levels of support.
We were discussing international support over on another group and a very nice person (who does not actually know Persian) took a look at my Persian website and gave an assessment of the problems on Netscape and Opera. Since I see similar results with Linux maybe they stem from the same problem. Since I don't like the idea of his efforts going to waste and since the topic has just come up again, I'll just append some of his remarks below. Maybe someone will do something with this info. (I'm editing out the stuff that doesn't apply here too much.) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2003 18:43:37 -0400 From: Foteos Macrides <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> ...The problems I described with Opera 7 are also described in your screen shots page. Basically, it doesn't handle dir="rtl" and thus displays Persian bass ackwards. I also figured out the primary problem with Netscape 7. In the course of transforming the utf-8 encoded Persian, it is improperly keeping track of the word lengths and consequent screen positions (i.e., it is converting multi-byte representations of individual characters, and not doing the math right for the resultant widths). So the more to the right the characters appear in the line, the yet more to the right you must position the cursor for it to behave as if it is over a word for doing a double-click or click-and-drag select. If you want to select the right-most word, or the associated quotation mark, you have to place the cursor about an inch to the right of them, in what is blank space within the display. The errors become less for words progressively more to the left, and for words in the left half of the line you can double-click pretty much on the actual words (but things are still not perfectly lined up). The line should be centered, but appears too far the le! ft, because Netscape 7 "thinks" it is centering a much longer line. So Netscape 7 still has a seriously flawed implementation, but it should be more "readable" than with Opera 7 for someone who knows the language. When I try it with IE v5.5, which you say is the version at MS which really got it right, everything appears to be perfect except for the handling of the quotation marks (guillemets :<). Fote ------- -Connie _______________________________________________ FarsiWeb mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://lists.sharif.edu/mailman/listinfo/farsiweb