[sword-devel] Font problem in conf file

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Wed Dec 2 04:58:27 MST 2009

On Wed, 2 Dec 2009 johnduffy at cgcf.net wrote:
> It seems that the conf file text must be limited to the basic ASCII
> character set, and saved in ANSI format.  Is this correct?  Or, I could be
> making a silly mistake on the encoding (files attached for comparison).
> Help much appreciated.

I think there's no definitive answer to that. Plain ASCII isn't enough
in any case. See http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/DevTools:confFiles which
tells that actual utf8 characters are preferred IF the module has
Encoding=UTF-8. Howver, it's not clear if this can be interpreted to
mean also other encodings in some way, e.g. must iso8859-1 encoded
module has also iso8859-1 encoded .conf file. I would say yes, so that
Encoding= field would always describe both the module and the conf file.

If the Encoding is UTF-8, the conf file has utf8 characters and a
fronted doesn't show it properly, then it's a bug in the frontend.

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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