[sword-devel] Greek UTF-8/Unicode

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun Jan 20 15:09:19 MST 2008

Dear Robin,

Have you tried my advice regarding selecting a font specifically for 
your module in the BibleCS preferences dialog?  You must select a font 
that includes the characters which you used when encoding your module.

Hope this helps.


RLRANDALLX at aol.com wrote:
> DM, Sabastien,
> Thanks for your references on encoding. I have read about encodings 
> and Now I need a practical example of making it thru the module 
> process. Let's say I have an alpha with an accent (I use PSPad to get 
> the codes in right) and I have this in XXX.imp.  When I bring this 
> into NotePad with UTF-8 as encoding type (Format is also Greek script) 
> it looks just fine.  Then I run it thru "imp2ld XXX.imp XXX 2" to get 
> XXX.dat and XXX.idx.  No errors, no problems.  The XXX.conf  file has 
> Encoding=UTF-8.  But when I fire up BibleCS and look at XXX in the LD 
> pane I see a box where I am expecting an accented alpha. Unfortunately 
> I know of no accented Greek text that I can reverse engineer to see 
> where I am going wrong. Without clear answers at this point
> I have resigned to include only unaccented Greek text. If there are 
> better tools out there to ensure I am on the right track please let me 
> know.
> In His Grace,
> Robin
> >On Jan 18, 2008, at 5:24 AM, Sebastien Koechlin wrote:
> >> On Thu, Jan 17, 2008 at 11:58:10PM -0500, RLRANDALLX at aol.com wrote:
> >>>>> I'm trying to display Unicode Greek in RawLD   ThML with 1.5.9 
> >>>>> BibleCS.
> >>>>> Does anyone know what the .conf file should look like?
> >>>>> "Encoding=Unicode or "Encoding=UNICODE" does NOT work.  I just 
> >>>>> get open
> >>>>> squares where the letters should have accents.
> >>>
> >>>> Should be UTF-8, "unicode" is usually for  internal representation 
> >>>> only
> >>>> and "unicode" in itself is ambiguous.
> >>
> >> Unicode is not an encoding.
> >>
> >> As encoding is a common source of problems, I tried to write a small 
> >> text
> >> about it. As english is not my native language, someone should 
> >> probably
> >> correct it.
> >>
> >> http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/index.php/Encoding
> >
> >I've added links to your excellent page from 
> http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/index.php/DevTools:Modules
> > both in the section on Encoding and in Related Links.
> E-mail: RLRandallX at aol.com
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