(Fwd) Re: [sword-devel] How to make modules.

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 6 Feb 2003 11:47:42 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 6 Feb 2003, Richard Guay wrote:

As Joachim said, you're probably best off reading the GBF documentation 
and just following that.

> Using the uconv program on the file did not work.  All text, even the
> keys, was converted and the imp2vs program croaked on it!  I am going
> to try to use Pladao Office (Thai version of StarOffice) to save the
> file.  It will save to a plain text file and convert just the Thai
> letters to unicode!  I believe this will produce what I am looking
> for.

If uconv didn't work, neither will recode.  But I don't understand how 
they can not work unless you're using a non-standard encoding.  I had 
thought the text was encoded in Codepage 874.  If that is the case, then 
using uconv will not affect the keys since they are part of both Codepage 
874 and Unicode (with the same values assigned in both cases in fact).  
I'm assuming you're using English in the keys, like "Gen 1:1", etc., which 
should be the case.

If the text is a non-standard encoding, then none of uconv, recode, or 
StarOffice will help you and you will have to write a transcoder yourself 
using your scripting language of choice.