[sword-devel] locales

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Mon Oct 12 20:42:38 MST 2009

On Tue, Oct 13, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org>wrote:

> 3) There are xx_abbr or xx_abbrev locales for German, French, Estonian, and
> Korean and an abbr locale for English. Does anyone actually use any of these
> as their locale? Or are they used in some other way by any front end?
BPBible uses the abbreviations locales for abbreviations (though not
necessarily as they stand in sword SVN trunk - we have our own copy of them,
I think)

> This might have to wait a while, since I foresee it requiring an API
> change, but I would like to fold these into their language's primary locale
> files. (I.e., where we currently have sections called [Meta], [Text], and
> [Book Abbrevs], we would add an [Abbr] section.) Then we can add methods to
> retrieve abbreviations instead of full book names. This allows us to reduce
> the redundant [Book Abbrevs] sections and avoids the current situation where
> locale selection drop-downs include a bunch of languages plus a bunch of
> localized abbreviations.
That sounds a good idea.

God Bless,
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   in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
   in the valley of decision.

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