Re: Right to Left Language Scripts
- Sven Guckes <guckes@...> writes:
>* Emil Soleyman-Zomalan <emil79@...> [000203 00:02]:First, take a look at
>> I was reading the faq last night and saw the vim supports
>> right to left language scripts such as Hebrew or Arabic.
>> Because of this I want to also add Syriac support for vim.
>> Can anyone explain to me the steps that need to be taken
>> in order for vim to recognize other right to left scripts?
Then grep the source for RIGHTLEFT -- it appears in a lot of places, but most
of them you can ignore. Also look for FARSI, which appears hardly at all. I
think you can do what the FARSI person did to add SYRIAC.
You need two (+) things if I'm correct:
1) a monospaced font showing Syriac characters
2) a keymap (like 'hkmap' or 'hkmapp') to generate the codes.
2a) you may need to support more than one encoding, e.g. Hebrew has a
'DOS' encoding vs. the iso encoding (which Windows also uses). See the
The right-to-left display and entry etc. all work fine, and shouldn't need
>That's Israel. Don't have to be from the Middle East to look at code,
>Maybe the guys from Isreal can help you here?
>No, thanks, I ate already.
>Sven [Fatwah, anyone?]