[sword-devel] Frontend UI support for non-Latin numerals?

Karl Kleinpaste karl at kleinpaste.org
Mon Feb 23 06:33:41 MST 2009

David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> writes:
> Is this covered in the Xiphos manual?

No.  It's very special case, Farsi only, not meaningful to anyone not
using LC_ALL=fa.  Besides, I keep being told that nobody reads manuals,
and had that demonstrated to me again this past weekend.

Generalization to other LC_ALL=XX would take an hour or so, and would
require that I know where the per-language base point of zero is.  E.g.,
in Farsi, it's "\333\260".

A significant limitation is that while "non-Latinate" digits display
correctly in text verse numbers and in the navbars, the main navbar
editable display of the current verse still displays regular digits, at
least until the engine gains parsing capability for all those other
locales.  That is, this is an output/viewer capability, not an input

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