[sword-devel] Greek dictionary - input needed
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Wed Jan 21 01:01:14 MST 2009
Am 21.01.2009 um 05:29 schrieb Chris Little:
>> ICU is not a requirement for using UTF-8 modules; rather than use
>> ICU, most frontends (certainly BPBible, GnomeSword, BibleTime and I
>> think MacSword as well) have defined their own string manager code
>> (generally using the platform - qt, glib or python).
> DM is really correct that we're coming to the point where ICU is
> going to be a necessity for app i18n/l10n. ICU provides up-to-date
> collation and normalization facilities that are a necessity for
> correctly managing Unicode data in anything other than a braindead
> manner (like our byte-ordered LD entries currently are). Searching,
> including functions like accent normalization and correct case
> folding, aren't possible without certain level of Unicode knowledge
> within the app. And when we actually think about doing lookup via
> transliteration (something every other piece of professional Bible
> software handles) we can either go to the effort of rolling our own
> transliteration facility or use the ready-made one provided in ICU
> (as Logos does).
> MacSword may be exempt from needing ICU for a while, as would any
> other MacOS or iPhone program, for the simple fact that many of ICUs
> functionality should be available through platform APIs. That's
> because Apple has included ICU on both of these platforms, though it
> won't ever be the most recent release and may lack some data.
Additionally although they include the library, they don't prodide the
headers. So you couldn't use it to compile something.
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