[sword-devel] Please vote for Sun to fix a Java bug
Troy A. Griffitts
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Wed Dec 13 21:37:44 MST 2006
DM, I've found java doesn't render Hebrew well at all either. I
wouldn't expect them to ship a font that renders perfect in all
languages. That alone would be a huge undertaking. Have you considered
giving the user the option to select a font to use with a module?
DM Smith wrote:
> If you are not aware, Peter von Kaehne and some members of the
> Glasgow Iranian Church are working on translating BibleDesktop into
> Farsi (also known as Persian). This is a common language of Iran.
> Several things are coming together:
> 1) Bible Desktop is being translated into Farsi.
> 2) Farsi Bibles are being turned into Sword Modules. Check the beta
> module at:
> 3) Bible Desktop can be run from a CD or USB drive without installing
> Java on the host computer.
> Together this provides an excellent opportunity to help the Farsi
> speaking churches in their evangelistic outreach.
> But there is a problem and you can help. And you don't need to be a
> This language uses a right to left script and Java's Lucida font is
> incomplete in it's support of Farsi. There is an open bug report for
> it. If you register at Sun you can vote that this be fixed. It is
> really suprising that the Sun folk won't take the time to fix a few
> entries in the font, but they respond to "votes".
> In the top 25 bugs the 25-th bug has 37 votes. Perhaps we can get a
> hundred or so.
> Here is the link to the bug report:
> Here is a link to register to vote:
> In His Service,
> DM Smith
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