[sword-devel] newsforge -- Unicode handling -- help wanted

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 17 May 2002 13:12:04 +0200

Printing Unicode characters is not possible with KDE 2 apps. BibleTime 1.2 
prints unicode very well.


> Hi guys
> I am a user of Sword and Bibletime, I am using 1.1beta2.  I love the
> software and everyone's commitment to the project it helps me no end in
> my ministry.  I even compiled my own ESV module the other day.
> But.........
> I am not able to print the IGNT module with both greek and english, for
> that matter I can't seem to print anything apart from english, can
> someone help ? I am sure it is something silly I am not doing.
> My setup is:
> Mandrake 8.2
> Bibletime 1.1beta2
> KDE 2
> Bitstream Cyberbit font seems to be installed
> HP Laserjet 1200
> On Thu, 2002-05-16 at 22:11, Martin Gruner wrote:
>     > Martin, do you think we should integrate ICU directly into Sword? 
>     > (And does anyone else have a serious objection to this?)  It would
>     > mean signifigant growth in the size of the source tree.  But this
>     > would be a good time to make the jump since we are about to do a CVS
>     > reorganization and I need to redo our ICU stuff to match the new
>     > version.
>     >
>     > The biggest pro of keeping them separate is not needing to
>     > download/compile ICU if you don't really need it.  The biggest pro of
>     > integrating them is being able to depend on ICU more.  ICU works on
>     > all of our important platforms, so there's no problem in that area.
>     Yes. Integrate it directly. Once this is done I'll start to integrate
> it in BibleTime as well. It will be much easier from a user's standpoint,
> if he does not need a separate package.
>     Troy said we can also go for the integration of InstallMgr backend
>     functionality in sword. That would be nice as well, since we want to
> start an installmgr widget/app for KDE soon.
>     Martin