[MonoDevelop] Arabic Support

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon May 2 17:06:38 EDT 2011

On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 30, 2011 at 22:12, sam7_976 <msaawad at gmail.com> wrote:
>> thank you for your reply.
>> but what about Linux, i tried it on linux and it is the same problem.
>> in Linux the arabic chars is displayed correctly in design time (in Mono
>> Develop) but in run time it appear disconnected and from left to right.
>> in Mac it displayed like unreadable symbols in design time and disconnected
>> and from left to right in run time.
> I can confirm this on Kubuntu 10.10 with Monodevelop 2.4. A simple
> console app with a Hebrew sentence displays the characters in
> left-to-right order instead of right-to-left. Note that this is in the
> "Monodevelop External Console". My regular console (KDE Konsole)
> displays Hebrew with no problems.

The external console on Linux is normally gnome-terminal, but falls
back to xterm. If you're having RTL rendering issues, I'd guess it's
xterm. Please file an enh bug for MD to detect the KDE environment and
use Konsole.

Michael Hutchinson

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