19Re: [gnubies-il] Hi... I have a question....
- Aug 22, 2000Hi
I don't have a decent web connection at the moment, so I can't give you
any verified links. Anyway...
On Tue, 22 Aug 2000, yuval khalifa wrote:
> I want to get a SIMPLE explanation on how to be able to read hebrew E-mails
> under Red Hat Linux 6.2, I use a Pentium III computer with 8GB hard drive,
> and 64Mb RAM, with dual boot between Windows 95 and Linux 6.2 (RedHat).
> Is it possible to write/read hebrew e-mails under Netscape Communicator?
I haven't tried it, but it seems that reading and writing mail in NS is
possible, only you'll see the hebrew reveresed. You'll probably also have
to set the character-set of your message.
If the message is encoded in unicode (UTF8) - netscape will not even show
the characters correctly.
Generally - NS is not that good as a mail client. I suggest you try mutt,
pine and XFMail (any other recommended?) - it is a big bloat, that crashes
As for writing - you can try writing the message in a text editor with
better Hebrew support (maybe try gtkbidi with some editor,see
In the linux-il FAQ I described what procedure I use to read and write
Hebrew email with pine. I believe most of it can be appied to others (or
maybe simply copy the text from the mail client to gtkbidi gedit to read
BTW: don't use hebpine. It uses visual Hebrew, which is basically wrong,
and would probably be misinterpeted by any mail client that supports
Hebrew (although I believe Outlook Express is the only one at the moment).
> it possible to read/write/create hebrew filenames
It is possible, but I would advise against it, as some programs may suume
filenames are ASCII chars (that is - chars at the range 32-127). I never
noticed any problem, though.
> and hebrew ASCII text
Certainly. All you need is a way to type in Hebrew chars. Either use X or
console keyboard mapping, or use an editor like vim (or emacs with Hebrew
mode). There's information about all of those in the FAQ
(http://linux.org.il/faq/), however I don't remember the exact page, and
how well organized it is.
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