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Full Article Attached M5 Messenger Now International!

Thursday May 6th, 1999

M5 now allows for the display of various languages in the same messenger pane. Click the thumbnail to see a screenshot in action. You are seeing, in order of appearance in the message list, 1: French (ISO-8859-1), 2: Czech (ISO-8859-2), 3: Russian (Cyrillic: KOI8-R), 4: Greek (ISO-8859-7), 5 through 9: Japanese (2nd to 5th msgs show Japanese files attached), 10: UTF8 (Unicode, 11: Estonian (Baltic: ISO-8859-4), 12: Turkish (ISO-8859-9), 13: Demo of EURO symbol in ISO-8859-1 mail, 14: Korean (EUC-KR), 15: Traditional Chinese (Big5), 16: Simplified Chinese (GB2312). In the message pane you can see Netcenter Japan displayed.

If you have a Win32 system, you can see this in action. It requires a little tweaking, as the preferences dialogs aren't hooked up yet. Click Full Article below for more.

Thanks to Katsuhiko Momoi for all his help getting the screenshot and files for the demo.


#1 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by simeon the xul tool

Thursday May 6th, 1999 9:42 AM

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The whole application is also internationalizable now; I have someone working on a Thai XUL theme - I've seen a screenshot, and it looks amazing. More soon.

#2 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by Aleks Zawisza <awz@home.com>

Thursday May 6th, 1999 9:54 AM

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wow...

#3 Chrome?

by -=Yusuf=- <ssym@hippo.ru.ac.za>

Thursday May 6th, 1999 11:52 AM

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Off-topic, but related to Simon's post....

Umm a while back there was some downloadable chrome area planned, and names were submitted, but when are we going to see the area? Is it happening anytime soon, because I'd love to see my M5 build in a cool new skin (no offence to you guys who did the actual present navigator.xul, it looks good...)

-=Yusuf=-

#4 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by mozineAdmin

Thursday May 6th, 1999 12:12 PM

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Yusuf,

It's coming. We need to get things set up in the MozillaZine format, and it'll take a while - we're all busy folk. We'll have something as soon as we can.

#5 Hebrew? (8859-8)

by biggo

Thursday May 6th, 1999 1:27 PM

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It's a big problem. I sent questions to some mozilla developers but never got replies.

In Israel, MSIE is popular mainly since it's hebrew supprt. Although it has proprietary extensions, MSIE supports unicode hebrew, which is recommended by w3c for web pages, while netscape^H^H^H Mozilla has no support for hebrew at all.

It's a bigger problem with win/linux. windows has the same unicode hebrew support while linux doesnt, so widgets (gtk) will show hebrew backwards. Although the main problems are just plain email, (rendring and forms submitions are a smaller problems) the only solution, is to attach doc (word) attachemnts, and it's unusable by linux users like me. (or anyone without the hebrew edition of word)

Will Mozilla support hebrew? ever? can anybody code it? (i would but i can't i don't even know C++)

#6 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by arielb

Thursday May 6th, 1999 10:14 PM

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There was alot of working on Hebrew/Arabic before gecko and I hope it can be revived. See <http://www.langbox.com/AraMosaic/mozilla/> and also <http://inflow.corky.net/~dotan/hebzilla/> I really need this too! :(

#7 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by arielb

Thursday May 6th, 1999 10:14 PM

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There was alot of working on Hebrew/Arabic before gecko and I hope it can be revived. See <http://www.langbox.com/AraMosaic/mozilla/> and also <http://inflow.corky.net/~dotan/hebzilla/> I really need this too! :(

#8 impress me

by arielb

Thursday May 6th, 1999 10:24 PM

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If they really want to impress me they should support bidi Hebrew/Arabic/Farsi (of course) and multi-languages in the UI. For example, a Spanish UI with English translations

#9 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by VH

Friday May 7th, 1999 3:13 AM

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Just to nitpick: ASFAIK, there is no euro symbol in ISO-8859-1. The updated ISO-8859-1/ISO-Latin-1 standard is called ISO-8859-11/ISO-Latin-9, and is ISO-Latin-1 with the Euro symbol, and a few other minor changes.

#10 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by arielb

Friday May 7th, 1999 4:28 AM

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man did anyone do a view-default character set (in the menu) with mozilla?

#11 Re:M5 Messenger Now International!

by .

Friday May 7th, 1999 9:10 AM

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Anyone ever realize how much the euro looks like the Quake 2 symbol rotated 90 degrees?

Those europeans must have been playing a little too much Quake 2 ;D