[sword-devel] Devanagari text displays different in SWORD than in the source IMP file

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Mon Sep 7 08:08:38 MST 2009

Because it shows OK in FireBible and not in BibleDesktop or Alkitab,  
my guess is that the Unicode implementation is not correct and that  
the module has the correct representation.

I'm not an expert, but when rendered, the renderer is supposed to  
consult Unicode tables to do appropriate glyph substitutions.

BD and Alkitab use Java which is Unicode 4.0 for Java 5 and 6 and will  
be Unicode 5 for Java 7.

Not sure what MS does.

In Him,

On Sep 7, 2009, at 10:40 AM, David Haslam wrote:

> I suppose a follow-up task for CrossWire is to determine which of our
> existing modules (if any) have text that contains codepoint U+200D
> Zero-width joiner.
> -- David
> David Haslam wrote:
>> Hi Tim,
>> By pasting your reply into SC Unipad, I have found the actual  
>> difference.
>> After the Virama, U+094D
>> The correct one has     U+200D Zero-width joiner
>> The Sword one has      U+200C Zero-width non-joiner
>> My guess is that this is a bug deep in the Sword engine.
>> We need Troy's expert eyes to find the root cause.
>> -- David Haslam
>> Tim Chase-13 wrote:
>>> Hi David
>>> I have tried several different Unicode fonts and still the display  
>>> of
>>> some words are incorrect.  For instance you might want to try to  
>>> display
>>> the first word of Mark 1:1 of the text that I sent you.  The correct
>>> rendering of this word is परमेश्‍वरका  but  
>>> the way SWORD renders the
>>> text, it looks like परमेश्‌वरका .  which is  
>>> an incorrect rendering of the
>>> 4th character in the word which should be a half character.  You'll
>>> notice the hylanta below that character position. That is a half
>>> character marker but, it should be invisable on this word.  Any  
>>> words
>>> that have half characters have the hylanta showing in SPW.  Try  
>>> BPBible
>>> and the words will render correctly.
>>> I know the differences are slight but they do make a difference.
>>> Tim
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