[sword-devel] So how about that diatheke thing...?

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Wed Aug 16 11:22:33 MST 2006

On Saturday 12 August 2006 13:44, Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> I repeat my offer to make patches if only I could know that my ideas are
> acceptable.

I understand that you who are responsible for diatheke have more
interesting things to develop. I would like to have some feedback though.
Maybe you could make a new svn branch for diatheke and give me rights to
it? I could fiddle with it safely and others could see and test it. That
might be easier for you to test and accept/refuse.

I have couple of weeks before I loose my network connection. After that
commiting interval would be longer but I think I could still do it.

I understand the responsibility with svn access. I would follow the
"CrossWire's Open Software Development Process" and make small incremental
changes. And of course I would listen to what the others have to say.
Backward compatibility is also important.

> After further resarch I noticed that localized keys are in locale
> specific encoding. This is in a way right because localization is user
> defined in command line options. However, localization is useless in any
> program or environment if utf8 and some other encoding are mixed. Sword
> locales in locales.d/ include utf8-versions of locales but interestingly
> diatheke cannot use them.

Localized utf8 keys work now with input and output in latest svn version,

This makes also clucene search work with utf8. But testing it brought out
another problem: if I choose 'fi' locale, clucene search with diatheke
returns only those keys which are same in English and Finnish, like "Job",
"Jeremia" and "Daniel" but not "Matthew"/"Matteus" or
"Reveleation"/"Ilmestyskirja". Search for "love" in KJV returns 293 matches
total with default locale but 8 matches total with fi locale.

Eeli Kaikkonen

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