[sword-devel] proposed patch: adding n=X marker content to footnotes and xrefs

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Sun Feb 12 04:16:28 MST 2012

On 12/02/12 04:27, Greg Hellings wrote:
> Still more of it was very
> important for display - selection of different fonts for Greek vs
> Hebrew vs Aramaic displays.
I do not follow the general discussion very much - but this really got
my notice.

I think the current Font item in the configuration file is a bit of a
cludge - it does not work when a font is not actually present, it can
not deal with font families, alternatives etc and it certainly can not
provide a selection for multiscripture texts.

So, Greg is right here. And you Troy are wrong. Said with the same love
present in your last email :-)

Whether the solution is style sheets or something else, I do not care,
but to my mind, given that we moved all to immensely capable rendering
engines and use only a single digit percentage of their ability, I think
a move to support per module CSS would not be exactly a big thing.

Certainly not if we restrict its use to something which can be expected
to have universal support across all our frontends (leaving BibleCS and
its RTF rendering out of the equation.

I personally would find it hard to have pink headlines and turquoise 
coloured backgrounds because a girly module maker thought this would be
nice, but structural stuff - fonts particularly - need to improve and
could easily be improved.


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