[sword-devel] How to get vowels in the Arabic bible module?

peter refdoc at gmx.net
Thu Jan 24 02:42:20 MST 2008

Chris Little wrote:
> peter wrote:
>> Chris Little wrote:
>>> peter wrote:
>>>> or another point, would a export filter directly for OSIS or THML be a
>>>> possibility?
>>> No, not even remotely possible.
>> technically impossible or no one there to write it?
> If you're talking about a facility to take any random text file, such as 
> the Arabic Bible, load it in OpenOffice and use an export filter to 
> generate OSIS, then that's an intractably complex problem that is 
> virtually impossible to solve.
> If you're talking about an OSIS export facility in OpenOffice that uses 
>   specialized styles, requiring that any document that would be exported 
> as OSIS have been written with those styles, then that's quite possible. 
> There's been plenty of talk of it at various times, but no one has 
> written anything to my knowledge. CCEL did an OSIS exporter for Word 
> 2003, though.

This makes sense. Thanks!

> --Chris
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