[sword-devel] AmTract Encoding

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Thu Oct 25 14:11:28 MST 2007

On Thu, 25 Oct 2007, DM Smith wrote:

> Jeremy,
> 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
> understood Encoding=Latin1.
> Try changing to a font that includes Microsoft's extensions to Latin 1.
> You can get the MS fonts by following the instructions here:
> http://corefonts.sourceforge.net

I protest against this very strongly. All I get with Sword library
encoding system is problems after problems. Why use "latin1" which is
not latin1? Why not use real latin1? Why use latin1 at all? It is easy
enough nowadays to change all modules to use utf8. Real Latin1 is well
supported in proramming libraries, I understand if it is used, but I
don't (again) understand some Microsoft extension which are not

If I were not Christian I would use some swear words now.

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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