Arabic and Hebrew support forms a part of the overall Complex Text Layout (CTL) support in the Solaris 7 operating environment of which Thai is also a part. The following information outlines the major features of this support including language features, information on how to enter Arabic and Hebrew characters, and printing.
The following Arabic and Hebrew features are supported in the Solaris 7 operating environment:
English and Hindi numerals
A split cursor or two cursors appear on the same line is a new feature to solve the ambiguity when the text insertion point is in the boundary between Hebrew and English text.
An input mode window is located at the bottom of each desktop application window. This window initially displays in English. Press Control--T simultaneously to switch to Arabic or Hebrew input mode. The input window now displays in Arabic or in Hebrew. You can now enter Arabic or Hebrew text.
A new man page called ctlmp has been added to the Solaris 7 operating environment to provide information on how to print CTL language documents. Type man ctlmp to display the ctlmp man page.