On Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 07:03:02PM +0000, Asif Lodhi wrote:
> Awesome! Great work, folks!
> On 28 November 2015 at 01:26, Alexandre Prokoudine <
> alexandre.prokoud...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 10:38 PM, Michael Natterer wrote:
> > > ...and there's more info in the news post:
> >
>     >
> > > http://www.gimp.org/news/2015/11/27/gimp-2-9-2-released/
> >
> > > Alex
> >
> As an aside, I also came to know about HarfBuzz while reading the release
> notes about the implementation components.In naming "HarfBuzz", the
> developer has actually swapped the letters "u" and "a" - so the real name
> should have been "HurfBazz", which are basically two Urdu (or may be
> Persian as well) words "Hurf" (meaning single character/letter) and Bazz
> (something/somebody that does everything with something). So, HurfBazz
> really means something whose main job is to manipulate characters which is
> what the code does. The developer has written the correct HurfBazz (حرف
> باز) in Persian on his own page but he has switched the letters "u" and "a"
> in the English version "HarfBuzz", perhaps just for fun.
> The name is very fitting for the software but I wonder why he swapped the
> characters u and a.
> Thanks to guys behind GNome project, I am now able to type in my native
> Urdu language on Linux. And since English is used in Pakistan mostly for
> any and all work, Urdu has become limited to chats with friends or poetry
> or text messages via sms. However, they write write Urdu using English
> alphabets! But I really wanted to write real Urdu, instead of typing urdu
> using English alphabets (they call it transliteration, right?), and I can
> now write both English and Urdu in the same document (in LibreWord, etc and
> even in text editors such as GEdit) thanks to your combined efforts. I can
> even name my files using Urdu! And I see Urdu filenames in Urdu in Nautilus
> along with English! Great work! Just Perfect!
> I also tried in older Linux distros but wasn't successful. Perhaps I didn't
> make the due efforts. But this time around, everything works
> out-of-the-box, at least, in the latest versions of Ubuntu and Fedora.
> In short, A BIG THANK YOU to you all! Really, Thank you very much.
> -Asif

Stop flattering and start translating, that GIMP is missing the Urdu
manual translation: http://docs.gimp.org/



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