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From Glenn Adams <gl...@skynav.com>
Subject Re: direction="rtl" not available in fop-1.0?
Date Thu, 19 Aug 2010 04:17:00 GMT
Work is underway to add full support for complex scripts, including
bidirectional writing, to FOP. A preliminary patch was posted at the
following, however, please note that it is preliminary, incomplete, and has
known issues. I expect this work will be fully completed within a few months
and you shall then have full support for Arabic, Hebrew, Syriac, and other
bidirectional scripts.

https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=49687

I will post further information on this users list when the work is complete
and integrated into the FOP 1.1dev trunk.

Regards,
Glenn Adams

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 4:19 AM, Chris Kimball <mail@cvkimball.com> wrote:

>
> I've been considering fop-1.0 to produce Hebrew text from XML files.
>  Hebrew
> is a right-to-left language.
>
> I've embedded a Hebrew font and was already to see great results when ..
> direction="rtl" fails to work.  The suggested fix of using a
> fo:block-container with writing-mode="rl-tb" fails to work also, although
> in
> a weird, pixel based mode.
>
> Or am I abusing fop-1.0 in some way?  It seems incredible to limit the
> output to left-to-right languages.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris
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