[Foundation-l] Frustration with the conversion engines issue

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+wikilist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 1 22:39:09 UTC 2009

On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Ziko van Dijk <zvandijk at googlemail.com> wrote:
> I am sceptical about automatic conversion. As you said, it is mainly a
> solution for reading, but not for writing, because the source text is in one
> specific spelling or character system.

Why couldn't that be converted on the fly as well?  Choose one variant
as the canonical one, and store only that in the database.  Anyone
wanting to use other formats would have the text in the edit box
automatically converted to their preferred variant on the fly, and
converted back when they saved.

You'd have to be very certain you could roundtrip stuff for this to
work well, of course.

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