On 20 Apr 2001, ronny abraham wrote:
> I read an article a short while back that said that abiword had right to
> left support aka hebrew, but I couldn't find any info on how to use
> hebrew fonts with it.Does anybody else have any idea?
Try to dig in the archive of the ivrix-discuss mailing list
). Some instructions were posted there. Generally
abiword has to have the fonts defined seperately from their installation
for X. I've never tried it, though.
> In general I'm having a hard time with the fonts on red hat.The
> How-To's are confusing at best, and some (the hebrew how-to) is dated.
(the "Hebrew" section) is currently the best
source IMHO . Could use more some improvments, though.
I'll hebce refer to it as 'the FAQ'.
> While the Corel distro had a lot of things I would have liked
> differently (including the fact that they're dropping it) it did have
> GREAT font support (if you were using the deluxe version - but no hebrew
> stuff).I'd be more than willing to shell out $$$ for a decent font
> server and good fonts, any ideas on this one either?
No need to shell out $$ if all you want is a decent set of fonts.
Linux currently has a resonable support of true-type fonts. XFree4
supports them out-of-the-box, redhat and mandrake>= 6.0 have a fonts
server that supports TTFs, an so most other distros.
The FAQ lists a couple of font servers that support true-type fonts, and a
couple of sources for decent hebrew fonts. The easiest is to rip hebrew
fonts out of a near-by windows partition. Alternatively you can download
some of them from MS's site. The license is rather permissive, and
certainly more than enough for home-usage.