[sword-devel] Fonts?

Joel Mawhorter sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 24 Oct 2002 13:48:51 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Patrick,

The Greek texts are encoded in UTF-8 and it looks like that is what you 
are displaying in the screenshot. You will need to either use a display widget 
that can translate UTF-8 to its native encoding or do the translation 
yourself. You will also have this problem with many of the other 
non-English texts. If your display widget can display UTF-16 then that is 
good because UTF-8 -> UTF-16 is very easy. If Apple's APIs don't have 
something to do that, you can check out the free code at 
www.unicode.org for UTF translation.


On Thu, 24 Oct 2002, Patrick Narkinsky wrote:

> At this point, I am using rtf and an rtf filter to display verses.  However,
> greek text does not display correctly (take a look at the screenshot at
> http://www.wingedpigs.com/patmos-102402.tiff for what I mean.)  How is Greek
> text encoded in sword?  I have tried rendering with a couple of unicode
> fonts I know support greek (arial and athena) without success.
> Should such a font work?  If so, how is this setup?  Is it a 16-bit unicode,
> or...
> Sorry if this is an rtfm thing, but I can't seem to find it.
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
> Patrick