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Posted by alvanx at Nov 1, 2010 7:50:04 AM
Support more alternative verse syntaxes, e.g. "Luke 13,12"
I would like to see SWORD supporting different verse syntaxes. It's all cool that I'm able to enter Luke 13:12 or Luke 13.12, but Luke 13,12 is not supported for some reason. However, this is the common German verse format.

The full syntax for extended citations would look like this: Luke 13,12.15.18; 15,2 (unlike the common English format: Luke 13:12,15, ... etc.). It is also not uncommon to leave a space behind the comma, before the verse number.

I've been waiting for this to work for years, always assuming it would certainly be supported soon.

(Forgive me if there's been discussion on this before. I admit I didn't search the forum before starting this topic...)

Thanks a lot!

Posted by alvanx at Dec 1, 2010 7:31:36 AM
Re: Support more alternative verse syntaxes, e.g. "Luke 13,12"
Ok since there are no replies, maybe could anyone comment on why this hasn't been integrated so far?

Thanks!

Posted by alvanx at Dec 24, 2010 6:38:47 AM
Re: Support more alternative verse syntaxes, e.g. "Luke 13,12"
Ok, so how about any kind of statement? I really don't like talking to myself... :-)

Thanks!

Posted by mdbergmann at Dec 24, 2010 4:44:27 PM
Re: Support more alternative verse syntaxes, e.g. "Luke 13,12"
Well, it hasn't been integrated because no one had or didn't take the time to do it.
I only know of two different verse reference syntaxes that is for english and german.


Manfred

Posted by alvanx at Dec 24, 2010 5:36:18 PM
Re: Support more alternative verse syntaxes, e.g. "Luke 13,12"
Cool, thanks! And what are the chances it could happen at some point?

EDIT: So I see that there's been a little discussion about this here. Apparently people think it shouldn't be that hard to implement, but I'm lost with the technical aspects of the discussion except that it was suggested to include the verse syntax as part of the locale.

I'd be very happy to see this implemented, and no doubt hundreds of other users. Many more, if a way is found to provide native syntaxes for all languages.