[sword-devel] Re: [sword-support] sword project for mongolian

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 9 08:00:49 MST 2006

I took a look at IE's write-mode: tb-rl and it rotates the characters as 
well as the text. Probably not what is wanted.
CSS3 specifies this ability but IE does not handle it (don't know about 
IE7) and I didn't check FireFox 1.5 or Opera.

When the major browsers support CSS3 then perhaps 
www.crosswire.org/study can be changed to use it.

Joachim Ansorg wrote:
> Hi.
>> A friend of mine is just finishing the translation of the NT into
>> traditional Mongolian. He works together with the UBS and the local curch
>> here in cina. Now my question: how can I get the document ready for the
>> sword project? Is there already a Chinese program version? if not what do I
>> have to do to translate the version.
> At http://www.crosswire.org/sword/develop/swordmodule/ is some information how 
> to prepare a module.
> I think a chinese translation of the windows software is available.
> For Linux it's not difficult to prepare a new translation if there are 
> volunteers to do the actual translation.
>> One more technical question: Mongolian is written vertical with the first
>> column left towards right. I am a developer myself. is there a way to
>> enable the sword sw to write vertical?
> Hm, I don't think this is possible atm.
> Afaik Internet Explorer has some hacks to display mongolian, but this is not 
> available in the windows software.
> SIL/Wycliffe has some work going to enable applications to render more 
> languages, the project is called Graphite. But I'm not sure about the current 
> status.
> Joachim

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