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Old 05-26-2008, 01:53 AM
dan12345 dan12345 is offline
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Vizard with non-latin language

Hello -
I wanted to add hebrew text in vizard, and wasn't able to...
Is there any way to enable it? If not, we would be very very
happy if in future versions it might be supported....
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Old 05-28-2008, 12:53 AM
farshizzo farshizzo is offline
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Have you tried setting the encoding of your script to UTF-8? (File -> Encoding -> UTF-8). Once this is set, you should be able to add hebrew text in your script. This won't work if you are adding text through the stage though.
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Old 05-29-2008, 05:17 AM
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i actually have tried changing the encoding

i actually have tried changing the encoding, which allowed me adding
hebrew to the script itself, but i wasn't able to add a textnode with
hebrew letters, that will be shown in the VR. ( the script compiled, but
letters which were not hebrew were shown on the screen )
Is this supposed to be possible?
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Old 05-29-2008, 11:05 AM
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I installed hebrew on my computer and ran the following script and it displayed the attached image. Is the text in the image real hebrew?
Code:
# coding: UTF-8
import viz
viz.go()

text = viz.addText('קראטוןםפשדגכעיחלךזסבהנמצ',viz.SCREEN,pos=(0.5,0.5,0),align=viz.TEXT_CENTER_CENTER)
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Old 06-01-2008, 06:59 AM
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still didn't work

The text in the image is real hebrew indeed, but when i run your code
on my computer (after copy pasting) i still don't get the right characters...
The computer does work with hebrew in general...
any ideas why?
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Old 06-02-2008, 08:45 PM
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What characters show up? Other than enabling UTF-8 encoding from the file menu, you shouldn't have to do anything else.
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Old 06-04-2008, 03:08 PM
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Another problem might be that the arial font on your system does not support hebrew. Vizards default font is arial.ttf. Try changing the font of the text object to something that supports hebrew. You can set the font using the following sample code:
Code:
text.font('font.ttf')
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Old 06-05-2008, 04:36 AM
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Nope, still doesn't work... how do i add pictures to forum messages? i wanted to add
a jpeg of the result, but couldn't find how to do it.... after changing the text using text.font('some hebrew font.ttf'), nothing changed....
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:03 PM
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The last thing I can think of is to manually set the encoding of the text object to UTF8:
Code:
text.setEncoding(viz.ENCODING_UTF8)
Vizard will check for a UTF8 BOM in your main script and automatically enable UTF8 encoding, so manually setting the encoding is not usually necessary, but its worth a shot.

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Old 06-09-2008, 11:42 PM
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worked!

it worked
thanks a bunch
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Old 07-10-2008, 01:05 AM
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another small problem with hebrew

when using the code written before - it reverses the order of the letters ( which can also be seen in the jpg you attached )

i tried fixing this using method such as

aa = array.array('c', chars)
aa.reverse()
newa = aa.tostring()

or

temp = list(string)
temp.reverse()
newString = string.join(temp, '')

but for some reason this scrambled the hebrew, and adding a text with the new strings led to strange results...

any solution?
thanks
dan
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:36 AM
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Here is some sample code that will reverse an utf8 string:
Code:
# coding: UTF-8
import viz
viz.go()

def reverse_hebrew(s):
	u = unicode(s,'utf8')
	u = u[::-1]
	return u.encode('utf8')

text = viz.addText(reverse_hebrew('קראטוןםפשדגכעיחלךזסבהנמצ'),viz.SCREEN,pos=(0.5,0.5,0),align=viz.TEXT_CENTER_CENTER)
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:23 AM
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Can we get the avatar to speak Mandarin (Chinese language)?
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:46 AM
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more problems with hebrew

Hi - I used to be able to write hebrew letters in vizard, but now i cannot anymore. ( maybe not supported in the new version? )
How can i fix this?
Even when i try to run the .py file not through the vizard environment
( so i could write hebrew letters, did it in notepad )
Vizard doesn't show the hebrew letters properly
( in the same way that it used to, with the solutions in this thread )
Thanks,
dan
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