[sword-devel] AmTract Encoding

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Fri Oct 26 04:25:09 MST 2007

On Thu, 25 Oct 2007, DM Smith wrote:
> > Actually I didn't think about API but documentation. All documentation
> > should speak explicitly about cp1252, never latin1.
> It is documented at http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/index.php/
> DevTools:Modules
> Take a look at the conf entry for Encoding. If that is not clear
> enough, feel free to improve it.

Yes, that is what I meant by saying "...I was reading a bit carelessly":

> > The wiki pages would
> > be a good start - from there I got the impression that I could use
> > QString::to/fromLatin1(). Now I see I was reading a bit carelessly,
> > but
> > there is no need to mention latin1 at all.

If there are no objections I will eliminate the "Latin1" from there so
that future readers will not be mislead. Latin1 is not the same as
cp1252 or iso-8859-1 after all as Chris pointed out and as already had
read in wikipedia, so it is not right to use that word in techical
documentation. I am pedantic and perfectionist, I admit that.

Answer to the other posts: I probably (again) own an apology to the
Sword library developers and am responsible for continuing this debate
on encoding issues, sometimes assuming too much too quickly. I'm happy I
didn't write more yesterday night because I could have said worse.

However, I really feel that when I have been in touch with the library,
I have got problems after problems with encoding and similar issues. As
you know the problems are real and have been visible in many frontends.

Fortunately my comments have been also useful and I appreciate the fact
that people have started working on things after them. I also appreciate
the work which Chris, Troy, DM and others have done over years.

Thanks also to Peter for the edifying post. I don't promise to stop
bothering you with my comments, suggestions and complaints but I hope we
can understand each other more and more. It is my style to speak up
boldly when I feel need to. Please understand this when reading some of
my posts.

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

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