[sword-devel] Font problem in conf file
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Wed Dec 2 06:13:06 MST 2009
On Dec 2, 2009, at 5:24 AM, <johnduffy at cgcf.net> <johnduffy at cgcf.net> wrote:
> I've played around with this for a fair while, and it seems to me that it is
> an encoding problem. I see that the NetBible has the same issue also in the
> About text in BibleCS but not in Xiphos.
> I've used some conversion programs to UTF-8, in case the encoding was not
> correct, but it made no difference. In the end, I copied and modified
> (using Notepad++) another ANSI (as listed in Notepad++) conf file, typing
> the text in again in that file, and it worked.
> However, if I make the file format ANSI (as listed in Notepad++) like the
> other conf files, the diacritics display properly in BibleCS. However, they
> do not display properly in Xiphos. If the file is in UFT-8 (no BOM), it
> displays well in Xiphos but not in BibleCS. This affects not only the
> module description, but all the 'About' text as well.
> Also, the latest download (nightly today) of BibleDesktop will not see the
> module (i.e. list it as a Bible module to view) if the conf file is in UTF-8
> format. Using an ANSI file allows BibleDesktop to see and display the
> module properly.
I don't know why it is not showing up. It should.
It should properly handle UTF-8 encoded confs.
> 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).
If the file is UTF-8, the conf should be also. Otherwise it should be cp1252.
As a work around for the problem with About (or any other field that allows RTF), try using RTF escape codes for those characters.
> Help much appreciated.
> John Duffy
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: johnduffy at cgcf.net [mailto:johnduffy at cgcf.net]
>> Sent: 01 December 2009 10:48
>> To: johnduffy at cgcf.net; 'SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum'
>> Subject: Font problem in conf file
>> I'm re-posting this as it was under an incorrect title previously.
>> Any suggestions?
>> John Duffy
>>> I've put text into a conf file, but it does not display
>>> diacritics properly
>>> in the ABOUT info. When viewed in Sword which shows "An
>>> BÃ obla Naofa" or
>>> "PÃ¡draig Ã“ Fiannachta", although it is OK in Xiphos which
>> shows "An
>>> Bí obla Naofa" and "Pádraig Ó Fiannachta". Should I leave
>>> the conf file
>>> as-is since it is OK in Xiphos?
>>> John Duffy
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