Introduction to FriBidi

The FriBidi package is an implementation of the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm (BIDI). This is useful for supporting Arabic and Hebrew alphabets in other packages.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

FriBidi Dependencies


c2man (to build man pages)

User Notes:

Installation of FriBidi

Install FriBidi by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd build    &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Program: fribidi
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/fribidi

Short Descriptions


is a command-line interface to the libfribidi library and can be used to convert a logical string to visual output.

contains functions used to implement the Unicode Bidirectional Algorithm.

Last updated on 2018-08-18 16:41:06 -0700