[sword-devel] maps

Manfred Bergmann bergmannmd at web.de
Fri Sep 11 00:49:06 MST 2009

Am 11.09.2009 um 04:05 schrieb Tonny Kohar:

> Hi,
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 2:43 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net>  
> wrote:
>> I do not want to stop anyone working on maps, but:
>> The maps produced with this tool will be hard to translate into other
>> languages. We have an abundance of English language material  
>> (including
>> maps).
>> What we need is material which can be taken by an interpreter and
>> re-issued in other languages.
>> The solution for this are SVG maps where the text can get extracted  
>> and
>> replaced.
> Yes, SVG map is better because it can manipulated using standard DOM  
> call.
> However, the drawback for svg is viewer is viewer support. For Java
> app eg: BibleDesktop/Alkitab there is a good SVG library from Apache.
> I am not sure for the C/C++ part, maybe using activeX control from
> Adobe SVG Viewer (now unsupported)

Doesn't WebKit display SVGs?
QT or Gnome I think also have WebKit bindings.


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