[sword-devel] fun new classes

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 24 Sep 2001 10:37:26 +0200

Hi Chris,

this is great news! Thank you for all you hard work!

> UTF8Transliterator
> This is an option filter.  It will transliterate between any two of the
> 18 scripts ICU supports for transliteration.  This is the first part of
> Sword that uses & requires ICU.
> I decided including ICU in the Sword source tree would require a lot of
> upkeep and porting maintenance on our part.  So if you want to use ICU,
> grab it from http://oss.software.ibm.com/icu/ and install it.  Then
> modify Sword's Makefile.cfg and change the value of "buildicu" to
> "yes".  (Or if you're building with Windows, #define ICU.)

Does that mean that parts of Sword like UTF8Transliterator won't work if the 
user does not have ICU installed?