[sword-devel] "About" text in ChiNCV[st]

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sat Jun 14 19:16:13 MST 2008

Not to open a can of worms again right now (maybe soon), but the About 
entries are RTF markup, currently.  You can run them through an RTFHTML 
filter if that is the output you expect

RTFHTML convertor();
SWBuf about =((SWModule *)m)->getConfigEntry("About");

This SHOULD work.  If it doesn't, we should fix it.


DM Smith wrote:
> On Jun 14, 2008, at 9:31 AM, Karl Kleinpaste wrote:
>> These modules' "About" texts use \uNNNN encoding.  They display fine  
>> in
>> the Windows UI but are uninterpreted in GnomeSword.
>> The GS code just invokes ((SWModule *)m)->getConfigEntry("About").   
>> How
>> is an interpretation expected to be imposed on that, so that \uN gets
>> interpreted properly?
> It also doesn't work at:
> www.crosswire.org/sword/modules/ModInfo.jsp?modName=ChiNCVs
> http://www.crosswire.org/study/fulllibrary.jsp?show=ChiNCVs
> There is a module in beta, turntb, which has these codes too.
> Basically the code is \\uXXXXXy
> where XXXXX is a signed 16 bit number. So just rip it off, convert to  
> a digit and then add 65535 if < 0. The resulting 16 bit unsigned  
> number is unicode. It would need to be split into two bytes and  
> stuffed into a char array.
> The first X can be - but after that it can only be [0-9], the first  
> non-digit, y, is the "substitution" character to be used if unicode  
> cannot be handled. Typically the substitution character is a '?'.
> This is mentioned in the wiki, though there is a typo. It gives  
> \q{num}? rather than \u{num}?
> See: http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/index.php/DevTools:Modules#Creating_a_.conf_File
> I've added the code to JSword, so it handles it. To my knowledge,  
> there is no code in SWORD to convert it to unicode. I can provide  
> JSword's code as a pattern, if needed.
> That said, the RTF handling of BibleCS allows for unicode in RTF  
> without codes. I'd like to recommend that these three modules' confs  
> be changed to have real unicode and that we don't permit them in the  
> future.
> In Him,
> 	DM
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