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PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Win32 platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator. It is written and maintained primarily by Simon Tatham. PuTTY supports UTF-8 but is lacking Arabic shaping and BiDi.


Start date Jun 06, 2002
Maintainer Ahmad Khalifa :: Musab Al Rawi
Contributors No contributors
Status Inactive
Mailing list Develop
Version control


  • PuTTY is written under the MIT License




No public todos.

History Log

(May 22, 2004)

Patch finally Accepted into Putty's CVS. More details in this post.

(Mar 06, 2004)

Shaping is now applied by PuTTY and not windows. also Flipping is performed instead of Bidi for now. Bidi Support still to be discussed with Simon.

(Feb 07, 2004)

Ahmad Khalifa lends a helping hand and joins in. Ahmad contributes some initial code in this thread within days.

(Jan 27, 2004)

An IRC meeting was conducted with PuTTY's developer/maintainer and a plan was set in motion.

(Jan 05, 2004)

After a very long hiatus (and various disappearances), Nadim Shaikli was able to convince a new volunteer, Musab Al-Rawi, to take over the PuTTY Arabization project

(Oct 26, 2002)

Sayed Al-Ghadban notes his interest in assisting the project via this post which initiates an interesting thread.

(Jun 17, 2002)

The Status Report of PuTTY BiDi work can be read from this post

Try reading english from right to left ;) Experimenting with PuTTY: editing an arabic file with VIM.

(Jun 06, 2002)

Kamal Dalal announced in this post his intent to patch PuTTY.

Initial import of PuTTY's source code