[developers] pending/777: generation does not work (pending)
oe at csli.Stanford.EDU
Thu Jan 12 10:59:03 CET 2006
> I just moved a working grammar from Solaris, where it worked fine, to
> Linux (Ubuntu Breezy) with the newest lkb version (which is not
> available for Solaris, and which I wanted for LUI...).
> After quite a few problems to get the coding right, it turned out I had
> to make sure the text-files were utf-8 to make lkb accept my Swedish
> characters ("åäö"), I finally got the grammar to load, and to parse. The
> problem is that it won't generate anything. I have done the indexing for
> the generator. When I try to generate it says:
> Warning: Attempt to take the car of
> #<Printer Error, obj=#xe 18302b1:#<TYPE-ERROR @ #x47a2e912>>which is not
> And I get a message window which says "no strings generated". I have no
> idea why this is, and hope that someone could help me!
congratulations on moving into the work of UniCode and LUI. i hope you
will not regret the move, despite its initial cost!
just from the message, it is hard saying what goes wrong. could i ask
you to either send a copy of your grammar or put it out for download
somewhere? i will be happy looking into this problem then.
> Another problem (which seems to be known, but anyway) is that I cannot
> write Swedish characters in the graphic parse window, only in the lisp
> dialog. Is there any way to solve this? It worked fine in Solaris by the
> way, as long as the Swedsih character were not last in the sentence...
yes, we know the LKB parse input window rejects accented characters,
and every other month we send a reminder to Franz about this, since it
is a problem in the underlying widget library (CLIM). i did not know,
however, that this used to mostly work under Solaris. which version of
the LKB (value of *cvs-version*) did you have on Solaris?
all best - oe
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