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Bug 122990 - Ar, He: print preview/printing is mirrored
Ar, He: print preview/printing is mirrored
Product: gtksourceview
Classification: Platform
Component: General
git master
Other All
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Assigned To: GTK Sourceview maintainers
GTK Sourceview maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-09-23 00:53 UTC by Sriram Kallidaikurichi
Modified: 2005-06-07 09:19 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.9/2.10

Description Sriram Kallidaikurichi 2003-09-23 00:53:58 UTC
Type-in some arabic/hebrew characters in gedit using XKB and try 'print
preview option'. Screen is full of boxes.

Print preview, printing: character order is mirrored to the original
written in Gedit; Unable to find suitable font to display arabic characters
correctly. There is only a font, that is able to display separated arabic
characters without binding ("FZSongTi", "FZHeiTi") or a font, that displays
characters with binding, but isn't able to display all characters ("FreeSans").
Print preview/printing doesn't work using the same font as for displaying
text in gedit ("Beakmuk Gulim").

Print preview, printing: character order is mirrored to the original
written in Gedit; There are more suitable fonts for printing Hebrew, e.g.
FreeSerif (Hebrew font displays characters correctly, but mirrored. Arabic
font does not bind the characters).
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2004-07-15 21:49:32 UTC
The changes being committed for bug 143874 will greatly improve the
situation. One thing that still won't be addressed with that is the
automatic determination of paragraph direction as done by GtkTextView
-- this needs to be implemented separately in gtksourceview's 
printing code.

(Probably 30 minutes of work or so)

Comment 2 Behdad Esfahbod 2005-06-06 14:51:21 UTC
Closing, since with stock GNOME 2.10 I could print mixed Persian and English
text, with automatic paragraph direction working and all.
Comment 3 Behdad Esfahbod 2005-06-07 09:19:33 UTC
I opened bug 306749 for the small issue remaining that Owen mentioned.