[sword-devel] What character encoding should I use.
Tue, 30 Jul 2002 19:46:56 -0700 (MST)
On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Steve Juranich wrote:
> I have a question about the localization stuff. Which encoding are we to use
> when we write the localization files? Unicode? Some funky M$ encoding? As
> soon as I figure this out I'll get started on the Vietnamese files.
The encoding is currently Codepage 1252 (essentially Latin-1/ISO 8859-1
plus a couple of extra code points). This should change shortly to UTF-8,
but maybe not before the next release. (I'm not clear exactly where the
code stands at this moment.)
> I also
> see that there's no Croatian Bible text available for SWORD, but there is one
> for BibleDataBase. I'd be happy to work on converting this as well, again as
> soon as I hear what the preferred encoding is for the text modules.
I've looked at the Croatian Bible a few times and recall some problems
with it. BibleDatabase got their text from Unbound Bible and the problem
was either that the data had a lot of errors or it was in a non-KJV
versification, which we can't handle currently. But if you want to take a
look at it, please give it a try.