[sword-devel] Re: [sword-support] sword project for mongolian
mg.pub at gmx.net
Thu Feb 9 10:18:47 MST 2006
I guess that it would be good to add another value to the Direction= field
Since is obligatory it cannot be a user preference. Only the drawing of the
text itself has to be handled by the frontends.
There might be ways to "emulate" TLtoBR by using tables (one char per cell).
This should be fairly easy, though it might look ugly. What do you think?
Am Donnerstag, 9. Februar 2006 18:03 schrieben Sie:
> Is there a need to add to the conf a field that specifies top to bottom
> like we have for right to left? (Or to extend that field?)
> Or is there a way to determine it from the language field? Or should it
> be a user preference and handled entirely by the front-end?
> Martin Gruner wrote:
> > This will have to be handled in the frontends, and thus for every
> > platform separately.
> > 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.
> > mg
> > 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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