The Document Foundation and the National Program for Free and Open Source Software Technologies (Motah) at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Saudi Arabia work at the further enhancement of LibreOffice a Open Source free Office suite.
By this move, LibreOffice will achieve massive recognition and gain popularity in Arabic countries. Motah LibreOffice Project is one of the activities of Motah program at KACST, where several software products in various fields are studied to explore the extent of Arabic support and their suitability to the needs of Arab users.
The main objectives of the project are the following:
To study LibreOffice and identify the bugs related to Arabic language, and validate that the software correctly supports languages written from right to left in all its functions and operations.
To work to solve these bugs and improve the LibreOffice support to languages written from right to left. The bugs are either discovered by Motah team members or posted in the LibreOffice Bugzilla website.
To work on simplifying and enhancing LibreOffice graphical user interface, to enhance the usability of the software.
To work on improving the Arabic Documentation as well as improving the Arabization of the graphical user interface, by reviewing and enhancing the existing translation.
You can read the full article regarding this at document foundation blog .