[sword-devel] AmTract Encoding
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 25 13:40:53 MST 2007
We use cp1252 (Microsoft's extension of iso8859-1, aka Latin 1) or utf8
as the encoding for the modules. The <92> indicates that it is cp1252.
When the Encoding= is missing from the conf, then the file should be
Try changing to a font that includes Microsoft's extensions to Latin 1.
You can get the MS fonts by following the instructions here:
Hope this helps,
Jeremy Erickson wrote:
> I noticed that some of the keys in the AmTract lexicon module (such
> as "Abraham's Bosom") have apostrophes that don't work properly in the
> frontends. In BibleTime (or at least the development code), the apostrophes
> show up as boxes, and the contents are not fetched. GnomeSword actually
> crashes when attempting to access those entries. I opened the raw
> amtract.dat file in Vim and did "set encoding=latin1", which showed the
> apostrophe as a "~R" (this being an indicator that it was some sort of
> nonprinting character.) Upon "set encoding=utf8", it shows up as "<92>",
> which is another indication of a nonprinting or unavailable character. Thus,
> it seems the encoding is neither UTF8 nor Latin1. The amtract.conf file has
> no "Encoding=" line.
> Is this a bug in the module?
> -Jeremy Erickson
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