how can we fix arabic font for ever

Bug #22826 reported by nayif alhjazi on 2005-09-29
4
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu
Medium
Colin Watson

Bug Description

bugs on breezy colony 4 "i have dailup line i can not download the last one again":
1- installer (i read it fixed on colony 5)
2- on GDM there are no arabic word here ? not like on the last one 5.04? like
the box the use enter his name on it username : , may like on arabic اسم
المستخدم :

and if i try to fix this by copy the font from windows to linux will fix all
thing exp this one GDM and i dont know why ?

3-Gnome DE the arabic script appear like this "ع ر ب ي" on menu but it must be
join like this "عربي"
4- openoffice: if i open any thing from "windows" what the font may be arial
,tahoma,Times New Roman it will be blank and
if i want to see it "because i know this problem will not like other who use it
for first time" i will change the whole documant to the font start by
ae"arabeyes fonts if it installed"
5- web browser:Because the firefox will use the font system than ,when you visit
any arabic website use the famous font
arial,tahoma,Times New Roman how will it look like? can you guess? :)
"broken,mixed font from arabic world".
6- if i install english ver it will not have arabic on language select ? only
english appear there?

and can fix by:
1- copy and paste the fonts from c:/windows/fonts to /home/username/.fonts or
/usr/topath/fonts.

all you can do is not to put the ae_somehting "arabeyes_fonts"
because on the web "on the css we use other name like tahoma not ae_blahblah"

and may you give the user button "copy the fonts from windows world or do it
auto" or by create like this fonts and install it to the user over the english one.

and you can test this with one my weblog www.nayif.net and compare it with one
on my filker photo with is
screenshot http://www.flickr.com/photos/nayif/ or direct to
http://www.flickr.com/photos/nayif/sets/1039608/ .

http://www.nayif.net: http://www.nayif.net

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Please file separate bugs on each of these problems, if they're still
reproducible with Colony 5. With one bug for all of the problems together,
there's no way that I can arrange for all the separate bits to be assigned to
the right people; it's just unmanageable. Thanks.

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