FRITE- the rich text editor with Right-to-left languages

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Posted by Hafed | Posted in PJCs/Javabeans | Posted on 27-03-2009

I have been working on adapting FRITE, the rich text editor to work with right to left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew and the results are here.

Arabic

FRITE Rich text editor in Arabic

Hebrew – Translation of “Here is how my Hebrew text should look like in FRITE” courtesy of

Frite- rich text editor in Hebrew

The only addition to the code was the following statement:

document.putProperty(“i18n”, Boolean.TRUE);

But I still need to validate the overall workflow with users that work with Arabic or Hebrew on a daily basis.

I guess the same applies for Persian, Urdu and other right to left languages.

Frite v0.11 available now for download

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Posted by Hafed | Posted in oracle, PJCs/Javabeans | Posted on 25-02-2009

Good news. I finally managed to get Frite available for download from sourceforge.net. Please check the page I dedicated for Frite. All the information about Frite is there.

Here is the link.
http://www.degenio.com/frite
Please do not forget to make comments and advise of any bugs, suggestions, etc…
Thanks

Update: Please use the comments system here for any questions related to Frite (download, features, links etc.)

Frite- presentation on screentoaster

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Posted by Hafed | Posted in oracle, PJCs/Javabeans | Posted on 23-02-2009

Here is the link on www.screentoaster.com presenting Frite.

The bean has been submitted to the java beans competition on the PJC depot. You can download from there or from sourceforge.net.

The link on sourceforge should be available tuesday feb 24, 2009.

Support for PDF and HTML output within FRITE

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Posted by Hafed | Posted in Forms, oracle, PJCs/Javabeans | Posted on 19-02-2009

Frite is designed as an HTML editor for Oracle Forms and as such the content in the forms module when sent to report should also be available for output. The formats I had in mind are PDF and  HTML.

Those beta-testing Frite did not encounter problems with reports in HTML format. For example, links are clickable and all HTML content is rendered properly.

However, as far as PDF format is concerned, there are problems which I already illustrated in the developer’s guide. Those are due to limitation with Oracle reports. If you remember how reports processes items containing HTML content, you have to set the item property “HTML content” in the report itself. But this is not sufficient because reports does not take into account all of the HTML tags. Only a limited subset is rendered properly, for example bold, italic and underline.

So, how do you go about taking care of the other HTML tags?  Well, what I included in the example report is the procedure cleanHTML , it is one small example of how you would go about handling the HTML in the item.

if your format is PDF, then you would parse accordingly and then do the tags rendering conversion on the fly.

For the time being, that’s how I think I would do it but once Frite is made available to others, I will ask the community for ideas.

But definitely, I think we have a point there.

Forms HTML Editor- Update

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Posted by Hafed | Posted in Forms, oracle, PJCs/Javabeans | Posted on 04-02-2009

I have completed the development and testing phases for the Oracle Forms HTML editor. Most of the features I mentioned before are now in the editor.

Based on some suggestions, the editor is now officially named FRITE  (pronounced like Freet).

Before I release it in the wild, I am looking for 5 or 10 beta-testers . You will get the JAR file, developer’s guide and user’s guide. You will receive the material Friday Feb 06, 09 and should send back your feedback by Monday Feb 09, 09 midnight EST.  I understand that most do not work week-ends but at least you’ll have monday to get FRITE through its paces.

Please send an email to info [at] degenio.com with your name and email address.

Thanks.

Update: Friday Feb 6,09. Beta-testing will start on Monday Feb 9,09.