[sword-devel] Encoding of mods.d/ conf files?

Eeli Kaikkonen eekaikko at mail.student.oulu.fi
Sat Aug 19 06:22:54 MST 2006

Is the encoding of the module .conf files in mods.d/ ISO8859-1? It's
stated nowhere, at least in the module making guide or in wiki. It seems
that some modules have have book descriptions in encoding which is
compatible with 8859-1.

This should be standardized. The best thing would be to move to utf8 and
have two description fields, one for English/ASCII and one for native
language/utf8. 8859-1 discriminates against users of other encodings.

Another thing which is wrong in .conf files is allowing the use of rtf
in 'about' section. Sword website and BibleTime both show only raw code
e.g. in chincvt module's about section. Even that module uses only \par
tag, the rest could be encoded in utf8. Complex formatting should not be
necessary in about text. There's no use to allow rtf if frontends don't
bother implementing it.

	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)

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