[sword-devel] for the love of unicode

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 18 Jun 2001 11:24:06 +0200

> Everyone will benefit from smaller executable
> sizes and none of the front ends that support UTF-8 will need to do
> anything additional to support the new texts.

What about fronends which don't support UTF-8?
IMO they can normally only display latin-1 chars, so we should have a 
conversion UTF-8 to Latin-1.

> We also need to decide what to do about modules currently in the Symbol
> font/encoding.  Do we turn them into UTF-8 and double their size?  Or do
> we write per-character encoding filters for them--a much simpler task
> for encodings limited to 255 codepoints.

Let's stick with unicode.
Otherwise it should be solved in a way that the frontends will not need to 
care about it. They get and put UTF-8.

We need to think about searching.