I remeber being able to do this on Unix/Linux long time
ago...as far back as 1990s....back then on SCO, AT&T
SVR4 x86 (386 PCs) and then Linux...

See manpages on
setfont(8)
unicode_start(1)
unicode_stop(1)
loadunimap(8)

And google for "hebrew console"...that community was
on top of this issue and I was using their tools and findings
to solve this problem....my final conclusion was Grahpical
Interfaces will win at the end...

You can also use the X environment and run an app that
looks like a curses based app ...

I'd be interested in learning about the application of this
technology....

And finally Operating Systems are pretty much alike.
If you can do something in Dos, Windows, you can do
it in Linux as well....some would let a userspace app
take over the kernel and do what ever you want (like DOS) and some only demand that you write a device dirver to take over the kernel...

Cheers
Medi



On 12/11/05, Behdad Esfahbod <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
On Sun, 11 Dec 2005, Behnam Esfahbod wrote:

> Mohsen Pahlevanzadeh wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I need to my user see farsi fonts in console without running X.
> > does  ncursess library has capability of this function?
>
> No.

The new Debian installer fancies a bidi capable NEWT+slang stack.
No ncurses I'm afraid.


> > If it hasn't that,Please guide me that i can do it.
>
> You should use BiCon (Bidirectional Console) from Arabeyes project that
> uses FriBidi and some of Behdad's Farsi Console.

Yeah, that's probably the easiest way.  You may only need the
font though.


> 1-http://www.arabeyes.org/project.php?proj=BiCon
> 2-http://www.arabeyes.org/
> 3-http://www.fribidi.org/

--behdad
http://behdad.org/

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