[sword-devel] Transliteration / Bug in J
Troy A. Griffitts
Thu, 04 Jul 2002 05:17:35 -0700
Yes, I've been wanting to add some new options where you can select a
function if hovering and a _switch_ key (CRTL, SHIFT, ALT) was being
held down. I was thinking alternate dictionaries or Bibles, but
transliteration is a really good idea also!
Currently we use IBM's ICU library for our transliteration. I don't
believe that it offers more than one transliteration option for a given
string. Not sure how they decide which one to return.
Thanks for the suggestion!
> I think the transliteration might be even more more useful if it is
> displayed after the word itself (maybe in brackets) or as a popup like
> the Strong's explanations (I didn't try that out myself yet, but it
> sure sounds useful). Otherwise you need to switch back and forth all
> the time, especially if you don't know the language well -- which is
> rather troublesome because there is no keyboard shortcut.
> Something which should be considered is that a transliteration may be
> ambiguos. For example, several hundred characters have more than one
> transliteration and the correct one depends on the context. It would
> be helpful if sword could display all of them rather than just the one
> it thinks is correct. (How does sword come up with the transliteration
> Also, in Version J it seems the menu item that allos the activation of
> the transliteration disappeared.