[sword-devel] Bible Software Review
chrislit at crosswire.org
Thu May 1 10:31:28 MST 2008
DM Smith wrote:
> By the way, we have full support for GenBook.
Oops, didn't mean to sell it short, but I'm glad that feature is in.
> No ability to hide letter decorations (e.g. cantillation, vowel
> points, accents)
Hiding cantillation would be good. Hiding vowel points and Greek accents
are largely just included because some people have poor font support and
it can aid in/simplify searching.
> No ability to transliterate.
After I finish about 3 module releases, I'll take a break from Sword and
get our transliterators into shape for submission to Unicode.
Transliterators are no longer an ICU-specific thing. They're now part of
CLDR, which is part of Unicode. Once our data is more prevalent, I hope
that will encourage all of the frontend developers to incorporate ICU
support, since they will be able to use the stock ICU that ships with
> I'm not aware of any others. I am aware of these because people ask
> about them or because I want them.
Correct me if I'm wrong, doesn't BD still have no way to enter an LD key
manually? For me, personally, that makes BD incompatible with my workflow.
Anyway, I am happy that BD is there, and excited to see it continue to
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