Projects / FriBidi


FriBidi is a free implementation of the Unicode Bidirectional (BiDi) Algorithm. It also provides utility functions to aid in the development of interactive editors and widgets that implement BiDi functionality. The BiDi algorithm is a prerequesite for supporting right-to-left scripts such as Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, and Thaana.

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Recent releases

  •  12 Oct 2003 13:04

    No changes have been submitted for this release.

    •  18 Jan 2002 17:32

      Release Notes: Support for very small memory footprints, removal of dependence on glib, and testing on many different platforms (FreeBSD, Solaris, Cygwin, etc.).

      •  03 Jan 2002 19:24

        Release Notes: Minor bugfixes, support for Unicode 3.1.1, and code cleanup.

        •  31 Aug 2001 18:45

          Release Notes: Fribidi has undergone a major rewrite for the sake of full compliance with the Unicode reference implementation.

          •  19 May 2000 14:09

            Release Notes: A speed patch has been applied that makes fribidi almost 4 times faster. The algorithm has been updated according to the latest Unicode specification. (Still no explicit overrides, though.) Support has been added for the LRM and RLM characters for the iso-8859-8 converters at unused positions 0xFE and 0xFF.


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