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

Martin Gruner mg.pub at gmx.net
Thu Feb 9 09:16:30 MST 2006

This will have to be handled in the frontends, and thus for every platform 
Some people extended QT/KDE to be able to draw vertically: 
http://dot.kde.org/1130546299/. I don't know if this has already been 
integrated into QT4.


Am Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2006 16:00 schrieb DM Smith:
> 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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