[sword-devel] One of those weird ideas....

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue Sep 18 14:22:54 MST 2007

Yes, DM is correct.  Chris added ICU transliteration to SWORD years back. 
To let your users enable it in your frontend you can make a simple call,

mgr.setGlobalOption("Transliteration", "Latin");

"Latin" can be replaced with any of the following:

        "Basic Latin",
        "Linear B",

DM Smith <dmsmith555 at yahoo.com> wrote: 
>peter wrote:
>>>> Along those lines, a tool to transliterate Greek, Hebrew, etc in the
>>>> Latin writing system might be a useful addition.
>>> This tool exists. I am just now searching for it. I had saw in Ubuntu
>>> repositories. There is also toCyrillic a frirefox addon which does the
>>> same job.
>> The tool is called uconv. It was in the Ubuntu repositories, but is not
>> any more for reasons I do not know.
>> The code though appears to be here:
>> http://source.icu-project.org/repos/icu/icu/trunk/source/extra/uconv/
>> Hope that helps.
>> If that code is the same what I had a while back on my last laptop or
>> what tocyrillic does on Firefox, then it is exactly what you want.
>Transliteration is also built into the sword library if icu is enabled. 
>I think that Chris keeps it current with each major release of ICU. It's 
>use is a feature in BibleCS.
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