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[emacs-bidi] emacsbidi package
Janusz S. Bień
[emacs-bidi] emacsbidi package
12 Aug 2003 06:52:22 +0200
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.95
I am afraid I don't know Debian well enough to be able to help, so I
forward the letter to Debian Bug Tracking System (and Joshua M. Kwan
who sent already some comments to BTS) and debian-emacsen list.
On Tue, 12 Aug 2003 Tzafrir Cohen <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 02:57:51PM +0200, Janusz S. Bień wrote:
> > On Thu, 07 Aug 2003 address@hidden wrote:
> > I think the number of developers is a monotonic function of the number
> > of users, and emacs-bidi is already usable!
> > The best way to widen the users base is to include emacs-bidi in
> > popular Linux distributions. Therefore I would like to draw your attention
> > to
> > the Debian package which I descovered just today.
> > It is available at
> > http://www.pipapo.org/www/www/Files/emacsbidi
> $ grep emacs /etc/apt/sources.list
> # bidi emacs
> deb http://www.pipapo.org/www/www/Files/emacsbidi ./
> I figured I am not an addicted emacs user, but being a debian user makes
> me the perfect test-subject for the package
> > and can be installed in the standard way with apt-get,
> > aptitude etc.
> > Here is its description:
> > Package: emacsbidi
> > Version: 0.9-1
> > Section: editors
> > Priority: optional
> > Architecture: i386
> > Depends: libc6 (>= 2.3.1-1), libjpeg62, libncurses5 (>= 5.3.20021109-1),
> > xlibs (>> 4.1.0)
> > Conflicts:
> > emacs20,emacs20-dl,emacs21,emacsen-common,emacs21-common,emacs-intl-fonts
> > Installed-Size: 79084
> > Maintainer: Ayman Negm <address@hidden>
> > Description: GNU Emacs with Arabic, Hebrew support
> > Emacs-bidi it support UTF-8 and bidi language like
> > Arabic, Persian and Hebrew. It's based on GNU Emacs21.
> > This is a development version and not the official release.
> > Please read http://www.m17n.org/emacs-bidi/index.html.
> > I haven't tested it, because it is the *replacement* for the standard
> > Gnu Emacs package. An obvious wishlist is to allow emacsbidi to
> > coexist piecefully with other Emacsen, as it is the case with emacs 20
> > and emacs 21.
> ~# apt-get install emacsbidi
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> The following packages will be REMOVED:
> emacs-intl-fonts emacs20 emacs21 emacs21-common emacsen-common
> hyperlatex junior-programming junior-writing python-elisp x-symbol xemacs21
> xemacs21-bin xemacs21-gnome-nomule xemacs21-mule xemacs21-support
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
> Not just gnu emacs. xemacs as well. why???
> And why is this fonts package being removed?
> What the heck. I'll live without an emacs for a while...
> Oops... I can't figure out how to set up Hebrew font.
> Can't see any emacs-bidi-specific documentation in the package. E.g.:
> http://www.m17n.org/emacs-bidi/index.html as it is.
> emacsbidi -fn heb8x13
> And typed some Hebrew chars using the X winodws's Hebrew keyboard. No
> bidi rendering sighted.
> Using c-u c-\ for the input method: still no bidi rendering.
> A change of font:
> emacsbidi -fn '-misc-fixed-*-iso10646-1'
> And still no bidi for me.
> What am I missing?
> Do I really need special per-user settings? Can they be done
> system-wide? Are there any sane defaultsthat could be given by the
> > Thanks to official ITP (Intend to Package,
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=no&bug=184831),
> > there is a chance that emacsbidi will be included in the future
> > official Debian distribution.
> Tzafrir Cohen +---------------------------+
> http://www.technion.ac.il/~tzafrir/ |vim is a mutt's best friend|
> mailto:address@hidden +---------------------------+
dr hab. Janusz S. Bien, prof. UW
Prof. Janusz S. Bien, Warsaw Uniwersity