[sword-devel] Bug: Greek Text Errors

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 01:16:40 -0800

I would like to keep using the Symbol font for unaccented Greek texts.  It
has all the necessary letters and has the bonus of already being installed
on most people's computers.  This is especially useful for people using web
based interfaces to sword.

The UMGreek module should use the same font that it uses in OLB, where the
text came from.  If it does, and it still has errors, I don't really know
what we can do to fix it.  I'm not sure if it uses any special characters,
but it probably uses the same font as the MGreek module, which has accents.

If you would like, you can email me the fixed texts and I'll update the
archives on sword and the .conf files.  If emailing isn't good for you, we
can figure out another way to transfer them.  Did you even get the final
sigmas working?


----- Original Message -----
From: Ed Sylvis <edsylvis@compuserve.com>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 10:47 PM
Subject: [sword-devel] Bug: Greek Text Errors

> Upon examining the text in the modules wh, whnu, byz, lxx, & umgreek I
> found that all of them contain errors for the assigned fonts they were
> using. wh, whnu, & byz using the Symbol font have the wrong sigma at the
> ends of words, and chi & xi are swapped. lxx uses the Symbol font and
> has the wrong sigma at the ends of words. umgreek, which uses a separate
> font has too many erros to list. I looked through multiple fonts, but I
> couldn't find any that would produce the correct spelling. If there is a
> font available that works for these texts I certainly can't find it...
> if there is, please let me know. If there isn't, I have processed all of
> the above greek texts to produce the correct spelling using the standard
> Symbol font. I'm new to the development forum and I'm not sure where to
> go from here. I'd be more than happy to upload the corrected modules if
> they can be used by others. Thanks and God bless.
>     -Ed Sylvis