bicon.bin man page

bicon.bin — bidirectional console layer


bicon.bin [command [arguments...]]


bicon.bin is a console program that supports bidirectional text display, for languages like Arabic, Persian and Hebrew.

bicon.bin hooks into the I/O of the current console to display proper directed text using the Unicode BiDi algorithm. Proper directed here includes shaping and joining.

bicon.bin does not load the keymap or font. Use bicon(1) to get proper support for your BiDi language, including loading your keymap and font.


is executed by bicon.bin after it loads. If omitted, bicon.bin uses the current SHELL, or /bin/sh if SHELL is undefined.
are passed to the command to run.


The following environment variables are utilized by script :

If the variable SHELL exists, the shell forked by bicon will be that shell. If SHELL is not set, the Bourne shell is assumed. (Most shells set this variable automatically).

See Also

bicon(1), screen(1).


This manual page was written by Muhammad Alkarouri, of the Arabeyes project.

Reporting Bugs

Please report bugs at http://bugs.arabeyes.org/cgi-bin/bugzil….

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March 14, 2004