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First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« on: November 28, 2012, 04:20:50 pm »
Last july on TI-Planet, we supposed that the next Nspire OS was going to include support for a 16th language, arabic.

This evening, we've finally found some evidence of it:

So let's switch the language to arabic, and discover the first captures of our next Nspire OS:


Wow! :o
It's not just a translation like when two chinese languages were added in OS 3.0... The home screen has completely been inverted horizontally!

Well, not just the home screen... All the interface items are switched from right to left too! :o

The input has been adapted too: in arabic mode, when you enter some text it is inserted from the right of the screen, and by default right-aligned.

Note the "AR" mode in the top left-hand corner.
Enabled and disabled by the key, it lets you directly input arabic characters using the alphabetical keys.



Such a major modification of the interface in a few months seems quite impressive. Was it planned from the start with some kind of a stylesheet?... ;)





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http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=10818
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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 04:26:47 pm »
Wow, that looks really odd to me. The arrows pointing to the right seem totally out of place. Shouldn't they be on the right-hand side of the text?
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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2012, 05:18:47 pm »
Why's everything flipped?
Is Arabic a right-to-left language?

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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2012, 05:20:39 pm »
Yes, it is.
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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2012, 06:15:27 pm »
Wow, that looks really odd to me. The arrows pointing to the right seem totally out of place. Shouldn't they be on the right-hand side of the text?
The arrows look just the same (pointing at the edge of the screen), just to the right, on left-to-right languages too :P
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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2012, 07:42:18 pm »
I just meant the positioning of the arrow. It seems it would make more sense for it to be beside the numbers. Unless the right to left arrangement is just throwing my brain off (which is entirely possible)and making it appear out of place.

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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2012, 07:03:06 am »
I just meant the positioning of the arrow. It seems it would make more sense for it to be beside the numbers. Unless the right to left arrangement is just throwing my brain off (which is entirely possible)and making it appear out of place.
Do you mean the arrows in the menus? They are just right :P My brain derped so hard when I saw this, I though everything was mirrored even though it wasn't.
Also how much space is this going to take?
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Re: First captures of the next Nspire OS with arabic support
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2012, 12:30:52 am »
Interesting, but understood, considering how arabic language is written.
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