From:  Rami Khader <>
Date:  17 May 2012 16:14:36 Hong Kong Time

Re: Arabic Translation of the MathML start page


Hi Frédéric,
Thanks for raising up this, I am ready to do this..
Just let me know how I can start and when.

Best regards,
*Mozillian, and proud to be*
Arabic Mozilla 

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 12:08 AM, Frédéric WANG  wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wrote to these mailing lists some times ago to announce the new MathML
> bidi support in Firefox 12, which is important for Arabic mathematical
> formulas. In Bugzilla, there is an old bug [1] about translating the MathML
> start page [2] in Arabic, Hebrew, Thai and Chinese in order to see how
> MathML and BiDi/CTL work together. A student recently translated the start
> page in Chinese, so the only remaining language from those asked by the
> initial bug reporter is Arabic...
> Similarly to Hebrew, the directionality of Arabic text is right-to-left.
> However, it is also interesting to note that in some countries the
> directionality of the mathematical formulas can be left-to-right [1] and in
> other countries it can be right-to-left [2]. Thanks to the new MathML bidi
> support, it is now possible to display the latter in Firefox 12. I think it
> would be great to have an Arabic translation of the MathML start page,
> using both styles to demonstrate all these possibilities.
> Any volunteers from the Mozilla Arabic community to do this translation?
> Or to become a mentor [5] for this bug?
> Thanks,
> [1]**show_bug.cgi?id=192644
> [2]**projects/mathml/start.html
> [3]**math/#Moroccan
> [4]**math/#Maghreb
> [5]**Mentors 
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