[sword-devel] Unicode supprt in lexicons

Joachim Ansorg nospam+sword-devel at joachim-ansorg.de
Wed Jun 22 15:15:25 MST 2005

I'm struggling with the unicode stuff of lexicons and lexicons in general.

Currently a frontend doesn't know whether to expect keys as utf8 or as 
something else. because there's no standard defined. The same is valid of 

Secondly, the sort oder is not valid for unicode if unicode characters are 
used in the entry names.
That way unicode strings like the german "a umlaut" appear in the end, but 
they should be among the firtst entries of the list. Sorting in the frontend 
moves the lexicon intro somewhere into the middle of the list and is 

Thirdly, the lexicon intro is a hack, it uses a lot of prepended spaces to be 
in the first place of the list.
We need to find a better solution for that.

I'm missing defined standards for the API and the modules. That would make 
frontend development a lot easier.
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