Re: Abiword for Japanese Users. (fwd)

Subject: Re: Abiword for Japanese Users. (fwd)
From: Martin Sevior (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 14:52:25 CST

HI everyone,
            We're on the way to have another major language supported by
Abi :-)

See below.



PS. Now we just need to get a Korean Hacker to help us out.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 27 Feb 2001 01:42:15 +0900
From: Takeshi Aihana <>
Cc: Takeshi Aihana <>
Subject: Re: Abiword for Japanese Users.

From: Martin Sevior <>
Subject: Abiword for Japanese Users.
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 18:29:34 +1100 (EST)
Message-ID: <>

Hello Martin,
Thank you for your information about Abiword.

> I recently found that you made a Japanese translation of Abiword.
> Unfortunately you posted to the gnome-devel list and I was not monitoring
> that list the time you the post.

Yes, I have interest to be able to use Abiword on Japanese environment.
I'm sorry to miss to inform you it the late.
I have been dissected Abiword source codes from version 0.7.11,
but I can not have any times to do it currently so that I am working in TurboLinux Japan,
just I am building next product.

So I made the patches for display the Japanese menu in
I attatched it in this mail compressed by gzip.

> We would very much like to have an update to date Japanese translation of
> Abiword and now have all the tools available to do that. We have Chinese
> fully supported already and I hope we can extend that support to Japanese.

I know to be able to use on Chinese environment because a developer in
TurboLinux China use Abiword.
And thank you for your consideration for Japanese.

> Most of the hard work of supporting CJK languages has been done already so
> I hope it will not be too hard to bring Japanese to the same level.

As my knows, it is able to be used Abiword of CLE version by Japanse
such like used mecanism as Chinese; %{prefix}/AbiSuite/fonts/zh-CN/fonts.dir.
But it is not able to input Japanese on it.

> If you are interested please let me know how we can help you.

I will try to use and find the source code on the latest release of Abiword.
If I have any question, I will send mail to you.

Best regards.
Thank you.


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