[sword-devel] BPBible 0.3
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 6 20:34:19 MST 2008
On Jun 6, 2008, at 7:13 PM, Ben Morgan wrote:
> Just a question - do you think that the GUI controls, such as text
> boxes and lists and what not (everything but the actual text of the
> module), should be able to have a different font from the actual
> text? Currently under Windows at least, they would have a different
> font - arial I think is the default for the html, while it uses the
> default windows font for the GUI controls (probably verdana or
As Peter and I worked on translating BibleDesktop into Farsi we
discovered many things about fonts and internationalization. The core
Fonts should be able to be tied to a language for the text that is
being displayed. While it may be nice to have fonts set per module, it
is not necessary. When a text consists of multiple languages, each
piece should be clearly marked (as with xml's xml:lang attribute).
(Actually, it really should be set at the level of "script" but I
don't know of any formalization of scripts that we could use. (Such as
ISO-639 for languages). I'm not sure that even if such a notion
existed whether we could make it understandable to users.)
This lesson should be applied to all widgets.
This is actually quite hard to implement and BD has a ways to go.
In Christ's Service,
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