BiDi viewer - command-line tool displaying logical Hebrew/Arabic
bidiv is a simple utility for converting logical-Hebrew input to visual-Hebrew
output. This is useful for reading Hebrew mail messages, viewing Hebrew texts,
etc. It was written for Hebrew but Arabic (or other BiDi languages) should
work equally well.
TODO: write a decent README...
In one of the Ivrix meetings we had, one of the problems raised is that we
don't have (or have, but don't use) a standard method of representing Hebrew
text files. Such Hebrew text files include:
1. Hebrew E-Mail
2. Simple Hebrew texts (e.g., a README in Hebrew)
3. Manual pages in Hebrew.
This is why I wrote a very simple program based on Fribidi, that acts as a
bidiv(1) Ivrix bidiv(1)
bidiv - bidirectional text filter
bidiv [ -plj ] [ -w width ] [file...]
bidiv is a filter, or viewer, for birectional text stored in
logical-order. It converts such text into visual-order text
which can be viewed on terminals that do not handle bidirec‐
bidiv (1.5-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Baruch Even ]
* Add Vcs-* fields
[ Lior Kaplan ]
* Update debian/copyright with some missing details (Closes: #458601)
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
[ Tzafrir Cohen ]
* Patch fribidi_019: Fix bidiv for fribidi 0.19 (Closes: #568130, #571351).
* Add myself as uploader.
* Standards version 3.8.4 (no change needed).
* Correct p
This package was debianized by Baruch Even <firstname.lastname@example.org> on
Tue, 31 Dec 2002 08:13:22 +0200.
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