[sword-devel] Authoring/editing texts

Troy A. Griffitts sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 26 Jul 2000 00:20:49 -0700

	Have you compiled the SWORD libraries from source or did you install a
pre-built package?  If you've already compiled the libraries yourself,
then you're half way there.  If the text is a GBF markup then you can
compile the gbfidx.cpp formatter that you will find in the source.  This
will reproduce the .vss files for you.  A word of warning, though...
Changing the actual text of a module may not be wise.  I would be sure
to change the .conf file and the begining of both nt and ot data files
first to note that the module is no longer an original, so that no one
will be misled to think the content is still entirely attributed to the
original author.  This is how textual errors were produced in the old
days of pen and rag ;)


roz@one.net wrote:
> Hello,
> How do I go about making my own Bible text modules?  I was looking at the nt and
> ot files for the World English Bible, and it looks easy enough format-wise.  I tried just
> editing the ot and nt files, but it makes the verses go out of sync.  How does
> one edit the .vss files, or create new ones to reflect changes to the ot and nt
> files?
> I'd like to make various changes, and create a module for my own use.
> Can someone give me a step-by-step for how to do this?  I'm using Bibletime for
> Linux, if that matters.
> Since I'm using Linux, I would prefer to use that, although I have Windows too
> if there's no software for Linux to do what I want.
> Thanks in advance!
> Solomon