Re: [code] working with Arabic script

From: tastyminerals <tastyminerals.att.gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:35:50 +0300

Thanks for the info anyway.
I tried using different fixed type fonts with Arabic, in case this
works, it didn't.
I think it's gtk..
Geany on linux handles Arabic the same way as textadept does AND Geany
uses Scintilla+GTK.
So it really looks like gtk messes the things up.

On 4/2/2014 6:31 PM, Mitchell wrote:
> Hi,
>
> On Wed, 2 Apr 2014, tastyminerals wrote:
>
>> No, the file is saved as utf-8 without BOM and opened in both
>> notepad++ and textadept as a utf-8 file.
>> Textadept is not working with Arabic text now, I mean you can't edit
>> Arabic sentences, select parts of text, copy-cut-paste them which
>> leaves me with notepad++ instead of something cross-platform as
>> textadept :(
>
> I've confirmed that SciTE on Windows behaves as expected, but SciTE on
> Linux behaves the same way as Textadept does -- poorly. Textadept uses
> GTK as its toolkit on all platforms, even Windows. (SciTE only uses
> GTK on Linux.) Thus, I don't know if this is an issue with Scintilla
> or with GTK. Either way, asking this question on the Scintilla mailing
> list[1] may prove fruitful.
>
> I'm afraid I don't know what to do :(
>
> Cheers,
> Mitchell
>
> [1]: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/scintilla-interest

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Received on Wed 02 Apr 2014 - 11:35:50 EDT

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