[sword-devel] Bug RtoL support in WinSword
Peter von Kaehne
refdoc at gmx.net
Mon Oct 23 10:40:33 MST 2006
I have also tried J-Sword's Bibledeesktop for reasons of comparison - it dispalys all mentioned modules correctly.
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Datum: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 14:37:03 +0200
Von: "Peter von Kaehne" <refdoc at gmx.net>
An: SWORD Developers\' Collaboration Forum <sword-devel at crosswire.org>
Betreff: Re: [sword-devel] Bug RtoL support in WinSword
> The Hebrew module WLC _is_ displaying correctly when using the
> "Direction=RtoL" directive.
> But it appears it follows a different algorithm than the Arabic and the
> Farsi one: Removing the directive will result in a jumbled up sentence
> structure but not jumbled up words. I.e. the first word will be the last word
> etc. The Farsi and teh Arabic module get jumbled up at the letter level _with_
> the directive switched on.
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> Datum: Mon, 23 Oct 2006 13:21:27 +0200
> Von: "Peter von Kaehne" <refdoc at gmx.net>
> An: sword-devel at crosswire.org
> Betreff: [sword-devel] Bug RtoL support in WinSword
> > Hi,
> > I have created (not yet posted to you) a Farsi complete Bible module.
> > In the process I think I have found a bug within Sword for Windows RtoL
> > support.
> > I am running the newest published version (not a development version but
> > 1.5.9)
> > My module is UTF-8 encoded and needs RtoL support. So I added copying
> > arasvd.conf the relevant directions.
> > As a result my text is mirror imaged in Sword for Windows, while working
> > perfectly in Gnomesword.
> > I then took the "Direction=RtoL" out of farsi.conf and had suddenly
> > readable RtoL text, but now the verses where ordered all from left to
> > I then looked at the existing Arabic module which specifically mentions
> > its config file "RtoL Support added" or some such and found that it has
> > the same behaviour in WinSword - while I do not speak Arabic I am able
> > discern enough of the vocabulary dt my Farsi knowledge which shares
> > and some vocabulary
> > Removing the Direction=RtoL directive suddenly makes that module also
> > readable but again the verses as blocks ordered the wrong way round.
> > This problem does not appear in gnomesword. I do not think it is in
> > Bibletime either.
> > In Gnomesword it is actually the other way round - if the Direction=RtoL
> > is missing the text is ordered wrongly LtoR on a verse block level,
> > individual verses are readable RtoL.
> > This is a serious bug for the existing Arabic module and makes my
> > work on Farsi and some other RtoL modules pretty much unusuable in the
> > Windows version. I am not sure whether other modules are affected.
> > Hebvrew? I can not comment on MacSword
> > Peter
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