Revision as of 11:06, 5 February 2008 by Martin.leese (→Kate is going to have support for all languages in the world, right ?: Response)
Kate is going to have support for all languages in the world, right ?
(This can be userfull to make a video where a user can choose the right subtitle language.)
- OggKate supports Unicode (UTF-8), so yes. Martin Leese 15:46, 29 January 2008 (PST)
- With the right fonts, I have a test stream that displays Japanese, Arabic, Chinese, as well as Latin characters. The only thing left open there is how to deal with languages like Arabic which are written right to left. The language in a stream is set in the header as a language/region tag, such as en_US, or just en. User:ogg.k.ogg.k Wed Jan 30 18:20:49 UTC 2008
- Right to left now supported (in my local version of xine). Language directionality can be overridden for each data packet from the default given in the headers. User:ogg.k.ogg.k Thurs Jan 31 13:29 UTC 2008
- Be carefull to make sure you're using the
- latest ISO standard (the one with the biggest number) about languages.
- Because there are already a few so you could miss and use the wrong one.
- For the rest Kate looks so good ;)
- I believe it would be useful if you went away and learnt something about Unicode. From the Unicode website, "Unicode provides a unique number for every character, no matter what the platform, no matter what the program, no matter what the language." There are around 7000 written languages in the world. (There is no agreement on an exact figure.) Unicode does the lot. Martin Leese 10:06, 5 February 2008 (PST)