[MonoDevelop] Arabic Support

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon May 2 17:10:02 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 7:50 PM, sam7_976 <msaawad at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am new to Mono, i downloaded the mono tools for visual studio and tried to
> work with it.
> it is working fine, but i found a problem with arabic language when lunching
> my application on linux or on MAC.

Sounds like a locale issue, maybe your app isn't detecting the locale correctly.

> Also I downloaded the monodevelop and MonoTouch on MAC and i could not work
> in arabic language in MonoDevelop,
> please tell me if the mono is not supporting arabic at all, and if so do you
> have any plans to support arabic?.
> or there are any workarounds to solve this problem.

On Mac, GTK doesn't support IMEs and the Pango font renderer has
broken support for font fallbacks. Unfortunately the default fonts
only really support latin chars. You can partially work around this by
changing the font (in MD prefs) to one that includes arabic chars.

Michael Hutchinson

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