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These are the well-known open bugs (or limitations) related to Arabic in the current generation of GNU/Linux software. It's meant to serve as a one-stop location to check before filing a bug to reduce duplication. This document will be updated regularly. This is the least I can do for the good of our community.

KDE Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">vote||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>40664||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">hebrew and right to left paragraphs and bulltes||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>41410||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic url address bar no popup||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>42578||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Parentheses in RTL text (hebrew, arabic)||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>46210||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">i18n, bidi: Support for RLM/LRM in HTML pages.||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>47171||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Mixed Hebrew & Lattin text in the same paragraph - no user control over ordering||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>47528||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">commented out meta element is read instead of the not commented out one||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>47682||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">HTML 4 SGML Entities don't all work||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>59029||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Rightly alignd hebrew paragraphs in HTML export dose not posses dir=rtl argument||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>61265||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Right to left didn't implement yet||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>63351||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">text-indent in Hebrew HTML pages moves right instead of left||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>65551||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">wrong Arabic display under kdict||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>70400||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">New tabbing widget does not have scrolling buttons in RTL mode||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>70414||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">New tabbing widget overflows to the right in RTL mode||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>73673||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Reversed Arabic Letter in the plot window||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>74190||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Console Unicode support not 100% there||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>79042||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Shares with Arabic filenames don't behave properly||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>79682||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">When searching for words in msgstr there should be an option to ignore some characters||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>79862||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic-Indic digits (U+660 - U+669) are not recognizedas ...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>83278||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">If I cut -b1 arabic_file in konsole, the output displayed in screen is not correct||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>84285||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic filenames with extenstions doesn't dispaly properly in konqueror||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>84606||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">kxkb group switching using just the Right Win doesn't work (+ugly workaround HOWTO)||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||

# of bugs: 21

Gnome Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>78921||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">right alignment of file names for Arabic||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>94665||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">TO write in Arabic you need to hold ALT!||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>110896||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Add unshaping of presentation forms to arabic-fc.c||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>127176||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic: Show NSMs applied to dotted circle||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>135753||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Improve Arabic mark positioning||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>136529||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Auto direction code should not respect keyboard layout anymore||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>137082||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Gui bug when switching to Arabic locale (rtl)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>137083||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">gui bug when switching to Arabic locale (rtl)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>137084||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">gui bug when switching to Arabic locale||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>148732||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">cursor movement is not correct in gedit when I type Arabic text.||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>153546||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">arabic shaping is not done when glyphs come from different fonts||

# of bugs: 11

GNU Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>71||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Incorrect yesexpr/noexpr of some Arabic locales||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>305||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">yesexpr/noexpr doesn't include Yy/Nn for arabic locales||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>374||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">The rules in LC_COLLATE are random and sometimes clearly wrong||

# of bugs: 03

OpenOffice.org Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>16242||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">When setting a paragraph style, there is no preview of the hebrew/arabic||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>16295||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">directionality lost when exporting a presentation to text||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>17514||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">incorrect letter order / word order when exporting Hebrew as swf (flash)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>17624||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic Tashkeel (a.k.a. Diactric) bug : ZWSP characters are given spaces!||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>18024||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Direction of weak characters: A new method for dealing with text direction without using keyboard layout||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>22396||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Can't Use both Hindi and Arabic Numerals||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>23041||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic Character Rotation Does Not Work (trl text in ltr par||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>23627||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">headings centered in arabic OOo version||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>27174||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Immitating eLaTex L2R/R2L parenthesis, to bound L2R text||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>28203||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">error in justified Arabic text||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>30093||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic ligatures with Lucidasans leading to rectangles||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>30518||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">brochure printing is always LTR, even when locale/document are RTL||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>30631||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">R2L enabled controls||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>32179||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">parenthesis are revesersed when they have arabic text in between in the dialog boxes||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>32289||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic shaping/joinging is broken after a dot or a floating point in the dialog boxes||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>34139||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Gaps between Arabic letters that should be joined||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>34141||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Extra horizontal lines added after Arabic letters||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>34309||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">outline numbers in Arabic are reversed||

# of bugs: 18

Scribus Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>1079||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic is not supported in Scribus yet...||

# of bugs: 01

Mozilla Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">vote||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>96057||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Paragraph directionality control UI in Composer ...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>135272||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">columns content doesn't flip when setting the UI aligned ...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>140636||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">menu items are not aligned on the same line when UI align...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>140759||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">trees are not aligned to the right when UI direction is r...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>140763||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">toolbar is offset by a pixel when UI aligned to the right||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>157967||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Make Gecko interoperate better with advanced typography s...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>180112||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic combining diacritical marks are rendered separatel...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>180628||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">[FIXED] Page setup dialog takes RTL where it shouldn't||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>192644||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic/Hebrew/Thai/Chinese translation of mozilla.org/pro..||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>206008||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">needs control on the number of unread messages in newsgroups||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>206010||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">print preview doesn't take bidi||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>213727||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">html and plain text domains prefs box should stay LTR whe...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>213738||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">URLs and Fields columns should be LTR when UI is right to...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>213742||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">newsgroup properties|name should remain LTR even when the...||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>332975||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Left margin on RTL list item pushes the list marker (bullet) to the right||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>332360||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Incorrect rendering with float: right and direction: rtl on list elements||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||

# of bugs: 16

Samba Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>1338||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">smbclient -L netbiosname doesn't display the Arabic shares folder names...||

# of bugs: 01

Bicon Bugs

||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>181||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">seven bugs as a package.||

# of bugs: 01

QtBugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">vote||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>70064||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">virtual space is visible as an vertical line||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>81858||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Arabic with harakat (diacritics) in kmail doesn't show properly||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>86235||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">typing Arabic after English let them overlap each other||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||

# of bugs: 03

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Mandrakelinux Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">vote||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>9596||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">The "Use Unicode by default" option should be automatically checked in case of Arabic||<bgcolor="#CCCCCC">(vote)||

# of bugs: 01

RedHat/Fedora Bugs

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||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>ID||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">Summary||
||<bgcolor='#E0E0FF'>136904||<bgcolor="#FFFFE0">broken arabic GUI||

# of bugs: 01


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