Noor, A python Quran viewer
|noorgtk||Uses PyGtk library|
|noorhtmls||Outputs quran in html files in the output directory|
|noorcgi||Can be used as a CGI script in web servers|
|noortxt||Outputs a sura to a text file|
- New noorgtk look
- Added noorgtk.translation_font
- Specifying more attributes in font options
- Arabic juz start signs when common.arabic_numbers is set
- Creating ~/.noor if it does not exist
For using the GTK interface you need to install Python and PyGTK (they are installed by default in some linux distributions like Ubuntu). You can start it by running noorgtk.py script either from the command line or by double clicking it in the extracted folder. That is, no installation is necessary.
But if you like, you can run python setup.py install to install Noor. After that you'll be able to run noorgtk.py in the terminal from any location.
The noorhtmls interface can be used to output quran in html files in a directory. All you should do is to run:
The index.html file will contain the list of suras and 001.html through 114.html files will contain the suras. Note that the configuration specified in the ~/.noor file is considered when generating the pages.
Installing the CGI script, noorcgi.py, is like installing any other CGI script. You probably have to copy it to the cgi-bin directory of your web server. But before that you should either install noor as described in the noorgtk section or change the line in noorcgi.py file which looks like:
# Add noor to the python path if its not installed: sys.path.append('/noor/extracted/folder/')
to point to the folder in which you've extracted noor. Note that if you want to use the CGI interface you no longer need to install PyGTK.
You can edit the ~/.noor file:
[common] translation = /path/to/translation/file
The translation file can be in two formats. It can be either a zip file in the same format as Zekr translation files which can be obtained from http://siahe.com/zekr/resources.html or it can be a utf-8 text file with translation of each aya in one line.
You can change the GTK or html fonts in ~/.noor file:
[gtk] font = nazli 19 translation_font = homa size:14 fgcolor:#001100 fgcolor:#DDDDFF [html] font = nazli 6 fgcolor:554444 translation_font = homa 4 fgcolor:444455
A font has face, size, fgcolor and bgcolor attributes. These attributes can be set using attr:value format where attr is attribute name. The old format still works; that is myfont 16 is the same as myfont size:16 and also the same as face:myfont size:16.
These keys can be used in the GTK interface for moving the text. Note that C- stands for control key, M- for alt key and S- for shift key.
|move down||down, j, C-n|
|move up||up, k, C-p|
|next page||page-down, space, C-v, PgUp|
|previous page||page-up, S-space, M-v, PgDn|
You can specify configuration options in ~/.noor file. Here is the list of all options with a short description for some of them:
[common] # the translation file translation = /path/to/translation.file # should noor use arabic aya numbers arabic_numbers = 1 [gtk] # the font to use font = my font name 18 bgcolor:pink translation_font = my font name 14 fgcolor = black bgcolor = white [html] # the font to use font = my font name 5 translation_font = my font name 4 fgcolor:444455 fgcolor = black bgcolor = #DDDDFF [cgi] # the url noorcgi.py is mapped to in the server url = noorcgi.py
Note that "html" section of config file is applied to both noorcgi and noorhtmls interfaces.
This program is under the terms of GNU GPL (GNU General Public License). Have a look at COPYING file for more information.
Patches to noor's code are welcome.
- Follow PEP 8.
- Use four spaces for indentation.
You can submit your patches and discuss your ideas in the noor-dev [at] googlegroups.com mailing list.
Special thanks to Zekr project for their nice program.