[sword-devel] Bug: Greek Text Errors

Ed Sylvis sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 10:53:52 -0700

I'll take a look at the font you indicated, but since all the texts I reprocessed
don't use accents, it would probably be just as well to use the symbol font. I think
everybody will probably have Symbol already installed, and it is a very readable
font. God bless!

    -Ed Sylvis

Birger Langkjer wrote:

> I have a unicode bdf public domain font based on times that you can download
> from my webpage: http://members.xoom.com/langkjer/timR12-ucs.bdf.gz
> It contains normal and extended (accented) greek plus a lot of centraleurepean
> characters (and some hebrew). We could convert the modules to unicode text or
> convert timR12-ucs.bdf into a one-byte special SWORD font similar to SIL or
> Symbol. The first solution is probably the way to go in the long term, but the
> latter might be usefull for backwards compatibility with older systems (if you
> don't have the font installed, you will simply see normal latin characters, that
> means: with font=greek, without font=latin transscribed).
> When I first used Symbolfont to input greek unaccented characters, I didn't
> think final sigma was included, but recently I discovered that it _is_ in
> there, it's V (capital v). That's very logical, isn't it? :-) I guess it was
> the only unoccupied spot. Symbol was designed for math and not for theologians,
> but if final sigma is there and you don't need accents, perhaps it is adequate
> after all? What do you think?
> --
> Med venlig hilsen/Best regards
> Birger Langkjer
> http://members.xoom.com/langkjer