[sword-devel] Latin1UTF8

Terry Biggs sword-devel@crosswire.org
07 Jul 2001 16:38:07 -0400

On 05 Jul 2001 22:30:16 +0200, Martin Gruner wrote:
> > To make things a little more convenient for front end authors, I added a
> > new RenderFilter to the API called Latin1UTF8.
> >
> > It converts Latin-1 to UTF-8.  Nothing fancy.  Run it on anything that
> > is not set to Encoding=UTF-8 if you want your output to always be UTF-8,
> > since I don't think we have any more modules that aren't either UTF-8 or
> > Latin-1.

Thank you Chris I was starting to understand how "tribulation worketh


> Chris, this is so great, thank you so much.
> But do you think it would be possible to convert the remaining latin1 modules 
> to UTF-8?
> I have 2 reasons:
> a) they won't blow up much, ideally they'll stay the same size (e.g. english 
> text)
> b) this will make the implementation of a new search engine much easier, 
> handling different encoding schemes will unnecessarily complicate things.
> When this is done we can put away the encoding= tag.
> You could just change the filter to UTF8Latin1 if you think this is 
> neccessary and helpful for the frontends.
> Martin