[sword-devel] Arabic Translation

See7a sameh.nabil at gmail.com
Sat May 7 13:08:11 MST 2005


Thanks for this work around. It surely made my life easier.

I wanted to make another note about the Arabic strings in the UI:
The Arabic characters do not appear correctly unless I select Arabic
as the language for non Unicode programs from Control Panel -->
Regional and Language Settings --> Advanced. I think this is not much
to ask from users who want to use SWORD in Arabic, I just want to
confirm if this is a normal behaviour.


On 5/7/05, Troy A. Griffitts <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
> Sameh,
>         Great to hear you got it working!  Yes, we need to make a note of this.
>   I believe someone else had this same problem a while back.  It turns
> out that if you hit enter at the top of your locale (have at least 1
> blank line at the top) everything will work fine.  The technical problem
> is that our SWORD config object looks for lines which start with a '['
> to determine the start of a new section.  When the MS editors add the
> BOM character to hint that the file is Unicode UTF-8, the line no longer
> starts with a '[' and the section is skipped.  We should really change
> our config class to ignore these characters.  My apologies for not
> remembering this problem!  Again, I'm glad you got things working.  I
> expect a new BibleCS release sometime near and before Jun 15.
>         Excited to have your Arabic submissions!
>                 -Troy.
> See7a wrote:
> > All,
> >
> > I finally got arabic working in both locales and uilocales :) I'm
> > sending this mail to let you know the solution and also because I
> > think there should be some easier way to do it :)
> >
> > The cause of the problems I had is the BOM hidden characters added in
> > the begining of the text file when I save it as utf8 in notepad. I
> > also tried another text editor with the same result. SWORD doesn't
> > seem to handle these charachters correctly. I just have open the file
> > in some editor that displays them and delete them manually to get it
> > to work.
> >
> > Now it's just a matter of writing some Arabic string. I will send
> > again as soon as I have something completed.
> >
> > I just wanted to know when is the next realease of SWORD for Windows
> > expected? I want to try to finish this translation - or at least a big
> > part of it - before the coming release so that it can be added to the
> > release package.
> >
> > Blessings,
> > Sameh
> >
> > On 5/1/05, Joachim Ansorg <junkmail at joachim.ansorgs.de> wrote:
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>
> >>>The files provided at
> >>>https://crosswire.org/svn/biblecs/trunk/stage/uilocales.d/ are encoded as
> >>>ascii though they have the Encoding value set ti utf8. Did anyone try
> >>>saving one of these files as utf8? Do we have any
> >>>working locales file that actually uses utf8 encoding?
> >>
> >>The de.conf file contains unicode umlaut characters.
> >>Is your arabic utf8 locale file available somewhere so we can test it?
> >>
> >>Joachim
> >>--
> >><>< Re: deemed!
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
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