[sword-devel] apostrophes in locales
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Fri Apr 15 13:32:54 MST 2011
IIRC, the apostrophe and hyphen were added to SWORD as part of book name
recognition as a result of those threads. I don't know if it was since
the last release.
I didn't look at the implementation, but I think that when trying to
recognize a name it will keep going if the next byte matches a prefix in
a name. If so, it handles even more than that.
But, I think there is a test case for SWORD to test Bible book names. If
so, it could be really easy to find out. Either way, testing is better
than speculating. :)
JSword probably can handle an apostrophe but cannot handle a hyphen,
periods and non-leading numbers. Its recognizer needs to be updated.
On 04/15/2011 02:36 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
> The issue has been discussed at length in other threads in recent
> time, leading to very vocal and differing opinions. I don't pretend to
> remember the exact outcome for fear of remembering it incorrectly. But
> three issue was not cut-and-dry.
> On Apr 15, 2011 1:29 PM, "David Haslam" <dfhmch at googlemail.com
> <mailto:dfhmch at googlemail.com>> wrote:
> > They'd better be, in the light of
> > If not, then somone goofed.
> > One example given in this page:
> > # In the new Uzbek Latin alphabet adopted in 2000, the apostrophe
> serves as
> > a diacritical mark to distinguish different phonemes written with
> the same
> > letter: it differentiates o' (corresponding to Cyrillic ў) from o,
> and g'
> > (Cyrillic ғ) from g. This avoids the use of special characters, allowing
> > Uzbek to be typed with ease in ordinary ASCII on any Latin keyboard. In
> > addition, a postvocalic apostrophe in Uzbek represents the glottal stop
> > phoneme derived from Arabic hamzah or ‘ayn, replacing Cyrillic ъ.
> > David
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