[1264 new] Expansion: Please add Arabic support [ar]

Bug #682317 reported by Zayed Amer Al-Saidi
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Ubuntu Font Family
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fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Please add Arabic support. —زايد بن عامر السعيدي (Zayed bin Amer Al-Saidi)

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Zayed Amer Al-Saidi (zayed-alsaidi) wrote :

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Bruno Maag (bruno-daltonmaag) wrote :

Arabic is being added as we speak. I hope to publish some designs and our rationale soon on the design blog.

Paul Sladen (sladen)
summary: - NO Arabic support
+ Expansion: Please add Arabic support
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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote : Re: Expansion: Please add Arabic support

Zayed: Arabic coverage for Ubuntu Regular and Bold should be arriving sometime during 2011. Designing a font takes a very long time and so it's not possible to do /everything/ at once. In the case of Arabic especially, there is lots of additional engineering required (most of the Arabic consonants have four variants, each of which must be magically selected in a particular circumstance).

I've tagged this bug against the (existing) "arabic support" milestone that's used for tracking progress, and so you should be able to follow that progress by clicking in the top right of this page. Of course when the Ubuntubeta Arabic arrives it will need large amounts of testing, in everyday situations, and I hope you'll be able (and willing!) to help make the assist with that and make the debugging and testing a success!

Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → arabic
status: New → Confirmed
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Paul Sladen (sladen)
description: updated
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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Update from last month:

  http://design.canonical.com/2011/01/hebrew-and-arabic-on-track/

Arabic and Hebrew are about to enter internal Canonical testing, after that to the beta team and after that to everyone. If you'd like to test, please get in contact! Comments and feedback are gratefully received, it's a chance to get this right (it might not be the first time).

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Shiraaz Gabru (shiraaz) wrote :

Paul: Has the testing already begin internally, what's the immediate reaction?

Paul Sladen (sladen)
summary: - Expansion: Please add Arabic support
+ Expansion: Please add Arabic support [ar]
summary: - Expansion: Please add Arabic support [ar]
+ [1264 new] Expansion: Please add Arabic support [ar]
Changed in ubuntu-font-family:
importance: Wishlist → High
tags: added: uff-dm-new
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mstfa cmly (mstfacmly) wrote :

Question: What would be needed to finalize and release the font family? What can we do to help?

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Paul Sladen (sladen) wrote :

Moustafa: finding a definite solution to the metric regressions, and then rebuilding the fonts in the family with that solution.

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Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

(The "metric regressions" Paul is referring to are bug 1394914.)

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mohammad sadegh dehghan niri (msdn2013) wrote :

I want to notice that Persian alphabets are the same as Arabic, but it has 4 letters more.
 Except that, everything is identical.
 Please add Persian Support.

Adolfo Jayme (fitojb)
Changed in fonts-ubuntu (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
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