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

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Dec 14 14:10:39 MST 2006

The folks on the Sword-devel mailing list are voting. Right now the vote 
count is 33. Up from 8 yesterday. So many thanks and if you have not 
voted, please do so.

There are a few hundred of you that are on these mailing lists and you 
can make a difference.

See the links below.

DM Smith wrote:
> 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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