[sword-devel] Rendering added words for languages that don't use italics?

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Fri May 27 09:02:42 MST 2011

This thread seems to have ground to a halt at the end of April, but with no
positive outcome other than a nice exchange of ideas. 

Is there any likelihood that someone with the right programming skills might
take this on?

Even though we might steer translators to adopt USFM (in place of MS Word)
the opportunity to make use of \add_...\add* will be wasted unless SWORD
front-ends can display the OSIS equivalent as meaningfully different for
Arabo-Persian scripts.

cf. At least while they are using MS Word, such added words could be
"de-highlighted" by means of a grey font colour.

Likewise for many other scripts that don't make use of italics. There can
still be a display problem for scripts that do have italics capability.

In Cyrillic languages using italics for added words is less attractive, not
as common, and not so easily spotted compared to Latin scripts. Using a grey
font color might be deemed preferable.


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