[sword-devel] Re: Index help

Yeshiah Mikhol sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sun, 14 Nov 1999 12:33:41 -0500

I actually have already written a C program to convert Phonetic mappings
like OLB and  also DOS Hebrew. I can convert to ISO standard Israeli HEbrew
(which can be read in any Hebrew windows program) and back.

with this I can convert OLB easily to modern ISO Hebrew mapping. SILL does
not map standard Israeli ISO Hebrew. This causes limitations'


-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Little <chrislit@chiasma.org>
To: sword-devel@crosswire.org <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Date: Tuesday, November 09, 1999 4:08 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Re: Index help

>I made the BHS, JPS, and HNV modules.  The JPS was made with prn2sword
>the standard output from OLB.  If you want to try reproducing this, you'll
>have to find an older copy of OLB (version 8.0.x rather than 8.1.x) because
>I believe the output format has changed slightly.  The BHS and HNV were
>produced from plaintext using a modified version of on of Troy's tools.
>Character mapping and font direction seem to be problems with the BHS
>module.  I believe that OLB solves the direction problem by listing verses
>in reverse order--somewhat odd on the one hand, but it does appear and can
>be read correctly.  For fonts, I recommend we move to SIL Ezra from SIL's
>freeware Hebrew font package
>(http://www.sil.org/computing/fonts/silhebrew/).  BTW, they also have
>accented greek fonts at http://www.sil.org/computing/fonts/silgreek/.  If
>you check their site at
>http://www.sil.org/computing/fonts/silhebrew/BHSTexts.htm they even have
>directions for obtaining a BHS and converting it to SIL Ezra's character
>mapping using a utility they give out.  You could vary the method if you
>want a different particular character mapping.
>--Chris Little