Language display problems with Arabic/Urdu/Pashto/Farsi

ZIYAD A. M. AL-BATLY zamb at
Mon Jan 16 17:07:05 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-01-16 at 03:54 -0500, 'Forum Post wrote:
> i'm having a similar problem... sort of.
> i have arabic language support set up and the ae_* fonts, but they're
> not really useful, as arabic fonts go. they're basically all for
> headlines. if you try to vowel anything, it unjoins the letters. i
> tried to install some new .ttf fonts but couldn't get them to show up
> as anything more than boxes (when that) after searching the forums and
> wiki. =\
> so, anyone have a favorite (non-goofy) arabic font and tips on getting
> it installed to the point that openoffice can read/use it?
> -- 
> menkent
Try the "ttf-kacst" package.


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