[sword-devel] BPBible 0.3

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Sat Jun 7 05:05:33 MST 2008

On Jun 7, 2008, at 1:35 AM, Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:

> Lainaus jonathon <jonathon.blake at gmail.com>:
>> On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 8:34 PM, DM Smith wrote:
>>> (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.)
>> What about using ISO 15924?
>> http://unicode.org/iso15924/iso15924-codes.html
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_15924
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ISO_15924_codes
> But how to map language codes to these codes?

To me that is a big usability issue. I would not know how to let  
user's know which scripts are appropriate for their language.

In pursuing some opportunities to translate BibleDesktop into other  
languages, I found that some languages can be written in more than one  
script. I already knew that was the case for simplified and  
traditional Chinese, but it seems that it is more common than that.

So it is a many-to-many relationship between languages and scripts.

-- DM

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