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The Hebrew Support for X Windows & Motif
A Site of El-Mar Software Ltd.
Thank you for your interest in our Hebrew Support for
X Windows & Motif. This product, which was adopted by
many developers in Israel, has become the de-facto
standard for Hebrew/Arabic support, and runs on more than
20 UNIX platform types, including all the major ones
(SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, DEC, DG/UX, SGI-Irix, SVR 4,
SCO Open-Desktop, Unixware, etc.). It was adopted by most
of the vendors of UNIX workstations in Israel, including
E.M. Computing (the Israeli rep of Sun), Silicon Graphics
Israel, HP-CMS (the Israeli rep of HP), Team (the Israeli
rep of Data-General), SPARC compatibles
producers, etc. Among our customers: many software houses
and represetatives of leading packages, such as Oracle,
Tivoli, UIM/X, ARC/Info, and sites of end users, such as
the Israel Electric Company. The product, including its
various configurations, is the most widespread UNIX
software product in Israel.
This product contains 4 parts:
- Hebrew support for Motif: the most important part. A
binary compatible to the original Motif library, our
libXm (static and dynamic/shared) supports additional
features and resources. Among these resources are
XmNlayoutDirection (for right to left geometry of the
widget instead of left to right in the default mode),
and XmNtextMode (which can be set to various values for
different algorithms of bidirectional text reordering,
i.e., text is saved and displayed in different
ordering). These new resources are inherited and
supported by most of the widgets. Besides, the old and
known XmNstringDirection which was implemented by OSF
only for 2 widgets, is fully implemented by the Hebrew
libXm. Special treatment is given to the textual
widgets (XmText and XmTextField) and they have some
additional resources. Switching the language (between
English and Hebrew or another language that is
required) is supported automatically and with no need
for special functions or requests. You don't have to
recompile your application in order to enjoy the Hebrew
features; You only have to relink it (or even only to
replace the shared library by changing LD_LIBRARY_PATH
environment variable!). Because our library is fully
compatible with the original Motif, existing applications
(even with no source code!) can enjoy the full
capabilities of Hebrew support. One of the optional
algorithms for bidirectional text reordering is
compatible with the algorithm of Microsoft in its Hebrew
support for MS-Windows.
- hterm (Hebrew xterm).
- Keyboard-Manager: dedicated for non-Motif applications
or closed Motif applications (statically linked). This
client may be used as a work-around for applications
that can not be relinked with our Hebrew Motif library.
It gives these applications the ability to input text
in Hebrew and/or in a "push-mode" which is required for
- Tools and demos, such as a bidirectional Hebrew editor,
We don't sell this product directly to end-users;
instead, we sell the source code with redistribution
license to hardware vendors, software vendors, and big
sites. In return, they get the full source-code, source
license, unlimited redistribution license (no royalties),
documentation (both as a hard copy and as a computer file
which can be edited), and a full and extensive support.
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