[kde-linux] beginner question; installating Open Office language package

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Mar 26 21:07:30 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 26 March 2008 19:14:54 sf2rio wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm a newbie and I have a question about installing an
> Open Office language pack.
> I need to be able to produce documents in Arabic. I
> have already configured my keyboard successfully, but
> if I type in Arabic in Open Office 2.0, it still
> writes from left to right. (Arabic goes from right to
> left.) I can right flush everything but that's awkward
> and I don't have any Arabic font options either. I can
> open read Arabic language documents with no problem.
> I have Librix 2.86 and I'm using KDE 3.5.5. Open
> Office 2.0 was pre-installed on my computer.
> I'm trying to install the Open Office Arabic language
> package and I haven't succeeded.
> I downloaded the package
> "openoffice.org-l10n-ar_1.1.3-9sarge8_all.deb"
> to my desktop.
> In the Konsole, I typed:
> cd Desktop(ENTER)
> install o(TAB)(ENTER)
> It told me to try "install --help" and so I did.
> I guess I'm supposed to type something else to tell it
> where to go before I type ENTER. I've  tried /usr/lib/
> and a few other things without success. I've been
> messing around with it for awhile now and it's time to
> decide that I'm stuck and need help.
> My questions are:
> 1. Have I selected the correct package to solve my
> problem?
> 2. What is the exact syntax of the command that I need
> to type in order to install the package?
> 3. Which directory does it go into?
> Thanks for your help and sorry... yes, I feel stupid
Nothing stupid about asking questions :-)  I will send to you off-list the 
address of someone who uses a right-to-left script and has agreed to help 

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