From:  Frédéric WANG <>
Date:  17 May 2012 16:43:08 Hong Kong Time

Re: Arabic Translation of the MathML start page



Currently, the MathML start page is not on MDN (hopefully it will when 
MDN supports insertion of SVG/MathML fragments on Wiki pages). So the 
preferred method is the standard submission process: create a patch, 
attach it to Bugzilla and ask a review:

I can review the MathML changes but ideally a native Arabic speaker 
should also double-check the translation.

The first step is to download the mathml directory with this command:

svn co

Then move to mathml/ and copy the English start page:

svn copy start.html start-ar.html

That should create a new page start-ar.html, tracked by svn. You can then do

svn diff > patch.diff

to create a patch.

If you are not familiar with svn or are not able to use it, we may find 
an alternative submission method.

In any cases, for those who want to help, I suggest moving the 
discussion to the bug:

Thank you everybody.

On 17/05/2012 10:14, Rami Khader wrote:
> 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,
> Rami
> *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]
>     [2]
>     [3]
>     [4]
>     [5]
>     -- 
>     Frédéric Wang
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>     community-arab-world mailing list

Frédéric Wang