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I'm here! And an Aramaic solution.
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Akki Paul,

Well, I'm finally over here now :-)

Anywho, if you would like I could donate my Script Parsing engine to the forums. Since, by the look of it, these forums are done in PHP, it would be a simple include() and meddling with the program a bit.

My script parsing engine is basically an open-type mimic for non-open-type fonts (and open-type fonts will work, too :-) ). It imports "Font Script" files from a specified folder (these files contain the rules as to what characters to display), and then parses off the text you give it applying the Font Script rules. Since one can standardize the Font Script files (right now I use SEDRA III translitteration for Aramaic, modified SEDRA III for Hebrew, and a modified Symbol layout for Greek) the user can then (for my site, by means of a cookie) choose which script they view a page with. Right now I have SEDRA III Script files for Serto, Estrangelo, Ashuri, and other scripts, and they all display just as beautifully. I'm currently working on the Scholars' Press fonts and have SPIonic working as a Greek script. (You'll see the implementation once I update my site.)

Sound good to you?

Shlomo,
-Steve-o
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#2
Sure, that sounds great - what would the application be ?

Could we code it for the fonts used here ?
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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Paul Younan Wrote:Sure, that sounds great - what would the application be?

I could FTP the .PHP file over, and all that would need to be done would be to add an <ARAMAIC></ARAMAIC> tag to the forums (the <'s and >'s changed to brackets, of course).

Paul Younan Wrote:Could we code it for the fonts used here?

~Nods~ It's code-able for -any- script. All that truly needs to be done is to put together a standardized transliteration scheme for each language. For example, wherever my XML parser finds an <ARAMAIC> tag in my files, it grabs what's inside and puts it through my Script Parser's function and outputs the result. So, <ARAMAIC>WLoMoA</ARAMAIC> can be outputted to Estrangelo (V1.1) as [font=Estrangelo (V1.1)])ml4[/font], SPEdessa as )MfLf$, AramaicSerto as axmXlw, SPTiberian as )mflf#, Unicode as ????, etc.

Since it's only a PHP function, all that is required to use it is an include() command, and to call the function from within any PHP document.

We can also use it for Greek (I have Unicode and SPIonic working), Hebrew, and I'm currently working on Arabic (but so far coming up with a standardized romanization is HELL <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/poketoungeb.gif" alt="Tongue" title="Poke Tounge" /><!-- sTongue --> ).

Shlomo,
-Steve-o
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Sounds great - send it over! :!:
+Shamasha Paul bar-Shimun de'Beth-Younan
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