GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment Troubleshooting Guide

9.5 Problems That Affect Complex-Text Locales

The following problems affect complex—text locales:

9.5.1 Incomplete Support for Right-to-Left Languages


Affects Arabic and Hebrew. 

Only partial support is available in the GNOME Desktop for right-to-left languages. Full support for right-to-left language printing and GUI widget mirroring is currently under development in the GNOME Desktop.  


Arabic and Hebrew text input is supported in the GNOME 2.0 globalization release, with the exception of the Terminal application. If you have not installed any other language pack, and you want text input support, then install the following patches:


SPARC Architecture Edition 

x86 Architecture Edition 

Solaris 8 Operating Environment: 



Solaris 9 Operating Environment: