[sword-devel] localization

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 13 Mar 2000 22:51:10 +0000


the test programs works for me!

Thanks you _very_ much for integrating this into SWORD!


>OK!  I have some stuff to show for localization.
>I have checked in alot of changes, so please test test test.
>I've taken the sword.pot file that Torsten submitted a while back and
>built the beginnings of a real de.conf file.  I've left the book abbrevs
>parsing table in the conf file the same as in english.  I don't know
>what abbrevs might be appropriate for German.  Please edit this file to
>your hearts content and check back in to CVS.
>WORD OF CAUTION:  We need to consider how parsing might be done between
>english and other locales mixed.  Joachim brought up a good point when
>discussing verse tag formats.  How does one link from an english
>commentary and book ch:vs reference to a non-english module that uses a
>different locale?  Until we resolve this definitively, I would suggest
>leaving the english book abbrevs table in the locale file and ADD to it
>instead of replace it.  While some abbrevs might be ambiguous between
>the languages, at least both english and non-english verse references
>will be otherwise parsed correctly.
>We don't need to be as careful keeping the table in alphabetical order
>(due to the binary search algorithms used on the table) because the map
>object that reads in the table now alphabetizes.
>I've added locale support to a few of the test programs: parsekey and
>keytest.  Try:
>keytest de
>parsekey "jas 1:19" de
>Let me know your successes and failures.  There may be other things that
>don't work now as alot of lowlevel code was touched in this work.
>I'm hoping to work on the config hierarchy code next that will allow us
>to add user modules and options that will augment the systemwide
>settings.  This will allow us to specify things in ~/.sword/sword.conf
>like defaultLocaleName= and should also fix the personal commentary
>	-Troy.
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>Awesome Lord.  Victorious Warrior.  Commanding King of Kings.  Mighty
>Conqueror.  and the only time... the only time i ever saw Him run... 
>Was when He ran to me, took me in His arms, held my head to His chest
>and said, "My son's come home again".  looked in my face, wiped the
>tears from eyes, with forgiveness in His voice he said, "Son, don't you
>know I still Love you."  -Benny Hester.
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