[sword-devel] Detecting Problem Characters
Troy A. Griffitts
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Fri Sep 23 10:50:20 MST 2011
It sounds like you have eol types intermixed within your file. This
script removes all \r's from your file to normalize linefeeds to
newlines. It might help. Make a backup of your file first! :)
On 09/23/2011 07:20 PM, Michael Hart wrote:
> I've got a couple modules-in-making both of which I'm working on quote
> marks that aren't displaying at all or are displaying block "mystery"
> characters. I'm spending time trying to separate apostrophes from
> single quotes on both modules with the hope I can preserve or achieve
> the ability to use OSIS <Q> tags....
> In both modules, at some point I've lost control of a few characters
> and now ms excel or openoffice calc, or jEdit now can't see all the
> end of line characters. That is, when I try to open the file VPL, it
> almost but not quite works. Some verses are grouped together in
> either spreadsheet while jedit sees them as properly separated.
> Recently or not so recently I saw a comment in some post describing a
> way or a program with summarizes all 'non-ascii' or 'out of this
> encoding' characters that appear in a file. I've spent time searching
> for this post but cannot locate it or any information about this step
> on the module creation wiki.
> Can someone enlighten me (again) as to the best method to find
> offending characters and deal with them?
> Thanks in advance,
> PS. Modules in progress are based on these documents:
> 1. Holy New Covenant (public domain on publication in 2004.)
> The "palm doc" file actually opens as a ms word 97 or 2003 file.) It
> is my intention to get this into sword to evaluate it as to it's
> readability and usability. From my cursory review is is a fairly
> faithful treatment of scripture. Galilee Translation Team mentioned
> appears to be affiliated with The Church of Christ in some way.
> 2. The Riverside New Testament (published 1923 and copyright renewed
> (1948?) according to Google, but even if still copyrighted should be
> distributable within the next decade... If I have my facts straight).
> Came to me as a 'zefania' xml file. Note that this file is now (after
> I started working on this last year) already available in OSIS format at:
> so this is really more of an exercise in 'what am I doing wrong' for me.
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