Syriac ligatures in Author mode

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friedemann_bach
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Syriac ligatures in Author mode

Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:16 pm

Dear forum,

I have some issues with displaying Syriac ligatures in Author mode. I am using "Estrangelo Edessa" font, which usually works well on my system. The ligatures do not display in Author mode (with setting of direction:rtl of course). The problem consists in Text mode. It works, however, very well for Arabic.

Do you have an idea what could cause that and how to fix this? I would appreciate any hint.
Radu
Posts: 5382

Re: Syriac ligatures in Author mode

Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:18 am

Hi,

We know about this problem but unfortunately it is not within our control to make this work, as a Java application in some ways we are limited by the problems of the Java application. This problem might probably be fixed when Java 1.9 is released though:

https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8050404

As a workaround, Oxygen is also available as a plugin for the Eclipse workbench. From what we tested a while ago the Oxygen plugin for Eclipse does not have the same problems with Syriac.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com
friedemann_bach
Posts: 48

Re: Syriac ligatures in Author mode

Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:32 pm

Hi Radu,

thank you very much for the explanation. This helps a lot. Maybe I could also try the Early Access Release just to check whether the issue has already been resolved.

Best regards, and keep up the brilliant work!
Radu
Posts: 5382

Re: Syriac ligatures in Author mode

Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:37 pm

Hi,

The Oxygen installation folder has a "jre" folder inside it. If you rename that folder to something else, Oxygen will start using the default Java JRE registered in the OS.
Of course if you are lucky and it fixes anything Java 1.9 might induce another set of problems, I don't think we tested Oxygen with Java 1.9 yet on our side.

Regards,
Radu
Radu Coravu
<oXygen/> XML Editor
http://www.oxygenxml.com
friedemann_bach
Posts: 48

Re: Syriac ligatures in Author mode

Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:47 pm

Excellent, I will give it a try. Thanks!

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