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    Post Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    Terminal by default don't support Arabic well so we need to do some modification to allow it to work properly:

    1- Install the following packages:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install libfribidi0 libfribidi-dev
    2- Download & install THIS package.

    3- Open /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop by any editor you like:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop
    4- Add the following line to the end of file:
    Code:
    Terminal=true
    Exec=/usr/bin/bicon.bin
    5- If you have a terminal icon in desktop remove and make a new one.

    6- That's all.

    Now you can work well with Arabic & Persian in the terminal. You can create files, folders in both languages in a proper manner & you can can see file & folders names correctly.

    Finally:
    This also added Arabic & Persian support to xterm & PuTTY.

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    salam,

    thank you zero-n, great job!

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    Thanks zero-n, This is magnificent, fabulous, 3ageeeb .... you are the one=D>=D>=D>

    only missing the amd-64 bit
    which is:
    https://launchpad.net/~behnam/+archive/ppa/+build/574789/+files/bicon_0.2.0-1ubuntu0~ppa4_amd64.deb
    this goes instead of step 2 where you download and install bicon package
    Last edited by yasir.elsharif; April 25th, 2010 at 09:45 AM.

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    thanks for adding the link of amd-64-bit package.

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    hello zero-n,

    I'm followed your steps but still can't see any Arabic or Persian fonts in terminal.

    is your solution worked with Ubuntu 10.10 ??

    thanks

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    Hello q8istud,

    I am using 10.04 LTS but i have 10.10 CD i will this guide there & give you a feed back

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    hohooh! super thanks bro! I was just going to install mlterm before I landed on your thread. Working like a charm!
    Cheers!

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    will this support RTL and connect the characters? 'cause i tried that and it doesn't do it, or is there anything i'm missing

    p.s. if it does...good work
    mount and do not unmount

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    I have followed your instructions and Arabic text worked fine until I noticed that my console started doing this



    As you can notice, when the string grows longer of your input on the terminal it starts with a carriage return on the same line rather than prompting for your input on the next one!

    Any idea of the cause? Any missing "new line" command here or there?
    Thank you again.

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    Re: Add Arabic & Persian support to the terminal

    Hi GNULinuxUser,

    i've faced this problem before but honestly i didn't try to solve it.

    i you find out a soultion share it with me

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