Talk:DevTools:ICU

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Unused locales?

How does CrossWire keep track of which locales to remove from ICU to build icu-sword? As we continue to widen the number of supported locales in various front-end applications, especially Xiphos, is there a risk that the build process for icu-sword will fail to keep track of what is required? David Haslam 10:15, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Why not work upstream?

Can I ask why icu-sword is being maintained as a fork instead of pushing the additional features upstream? I am working on packaging several tools (including Xiphos and Lyricue) for another distro. We have icu already and it seems like adding an icu-sword package will only create conflicts. -- Caleb Maclennan 10:30, 21 May 2010 (UTC)

In theory, the custom stuff in $src_dir/icu contains all of the additions that are in icu-sword. These extra transliterators work in *nix, but not on Windows which is why I suspect the fork is primarily for. Mwtalbert 23:37, 21 May 2010 (UTC)