[sword-devel] Please vote for Sun to fix a Java bug

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
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:
> 	http://www.crosswire.org/sword/modules/ModDisp.jsp? 
> beta=true&tester=true&modType=Bibles
> 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  
> programmer.
> 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:
> http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=4646993
> Here is a link to register to vote:
> https://softwarereg.sun.com/registration/developer/en_US/new_user
> In His Service,
> 	DM Smith
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