[sword-devel] I now replace '\n'->'\r' in modules

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 22 Jun 2002 19:46:49 -0700


'\n' is newline.  '\r' is carriage return.  Our practice follows Unix 
standard practice, where each ASCII line is ended with a '\n'. 
DOS/Windows practice is to end in "\r\n" and Mac practice is to end in 
"\n\r".  There is really no need for a '\r' to exist in any Sword module 
  data entry.  So an ASCII blank line should be encoded as "\n\n".

More importantly, you mention XML (which is good, because you should 
target/expect XML data) where all the whitespace characters you mention 
are interchangeable and render as ' ' if at all.  Blank lines in ThML 
should be encoded as <br /> or <p></p>.  In OSIS I suppose it will be 
something like <p></p> or <p/>.


Victor Porton wrote:
> I found the solution for my last question about newlines:
> I will replace '\n'->'\r'. So be aware (especially Windows programmers) that 
> my LD editor may create modules having entries with '\r' symbol (I recall that 
> ' ', '\n', '\r', '\t' (and only these Unicode symbols) are XML whitespace 
> symbols).