[sword-devel] ThML in Personal Commentary

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 11 Aug 2002 23:57:17 -0700 (MST)

>From what you say, everything is working as expected.  We only support a 
subset of tags in ThML that we have found useful.  We could add more if 
they are needed, but the two examples you gave wouldn't be contenders for 
addition to Sword.

On Sun, 11 Aug 2002, Ed Sylvis wrote:

> SourceType=ThML is in conf file
> <scripRef>xxx yy:zz</scripRef> works OK
> <foreign lang="el">logos</foreign> does not work.

I assume you would expect this to render in a Greek font, but this tag 
really just say "whatever is inside me is in Greek".  It doesn't indicate 
that rendering should be different, because greek transliterated into 
latin could still be embedded in a foreign tag.  So really, this tag is 
functioning fine since it shouldn't cause any effect in Sword.

> foreign lang="el" style="Font-family: SIL Galatia">logov</foreign> does not
> work.

This is CSS rather than ThML.  We won't be dealing with styles for some 
time to come.  (I know ThML uses CSS extensively, but we're not especially 
motivated to deal with all of that right now because it tends to just make 
really messy documents.)

If you really feel like you need to change the font, I think standard HTML 
<font face="..."> tags will work but you're better off using Unicode 
whenever possible.  (Not having followed development very closely, I don't 
know whether this is possible in the personal commentary, but if it is 
then that's the way to go.  You'll be happier in the long run.)