bidiv - BiDi viewer - command-line tool displaying logical Hebrew/Arabic

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name bidiv
Package version 1.5
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 64 B
Download size 11.19 KB
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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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bidiv_1.5-4_i386.deb 1.5 i386 Debian Main
bidiv - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libfribidi0 >= 0.19.2


Type URL
Binary Package bidiv_1.5-4_amd64.deb
Source Package bidiv

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install bidiv deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bidiv




2010-05-25 - Tzafrir Cohen <>
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 path to license file in debian/copyright.
* Missing ${misc:Depends} debhelper deps.
* Patch hyphen_minus: hyphen/minus in man page (originally in diff).
* Patch term_size_get: properly check terminal width (originally in diff).
* Patch makefile: simple Makefile fixes (originally in diff).
* Patch try_utf8_fix: if-def out a variable that is unused if TRY_UTF8
(originally in diff).
* Patches cast_fix, type_fix: fix build warnings.
2007-12-29 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.5-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Update to Standards-Version 3.7.3, no changes needed
* Switch to compat level 5, updated debhelper dependency as well
* Disable the watch file, domain is down for an extended period
of time (Closes: #449917)
2006-07-03 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Adjust makefile due to cdbs changes, cdbs overrides the LDFLAGS of the
package thus depriving us from the output of `fribidi-config --libs`.
Closes: #376470.
* Update Standards-Version to 3.7.2, no changes needed.
2006-01-07 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream version
2006-01-07 - Lior Kaplan <>
bidiv (1.4-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* Apply patch by Shachar Raindel <> regarding insufficient 
memory allocation when handling Unicode strings. (Closes: #346386)
* Fix man page error reported by Lintian.
2005-07-30 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.4-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Change maintainership to Debian-Hebrew group.
* Add Lior Kaplan as Uploader.
* Change standards-version to 3.6.2, no changes needed.
2004-10-28 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.4-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild against fribidi 0.10.4-6, 0.10.4-5 had the wrong shlibs file.
(Closes: #278790)
2004-10-27 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.4-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Recompile to build with fixed libfribidi0 to work on 64 bit machines
2004-10-11 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.4-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Rebuild to have proper dependency on libfribidi0.
* Fix some minor warnings in the code.
* Update to latest policy version.
* Change manpage to use correct escaping of minus-signs
2002-12-31 - Baruch Even <>
bidiv (1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release.
* Get terminal size instead of using the fixed 80 or COLUMNS
we now get the terminal size and fallback to COLUMNS.

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