[sword-devel] Fwd: Sword - problems with creation of new modul
Sun, 12 Nov 2000 01:35:05 +0000
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Subject: Sword - problems with creation of new modul
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2000 19:33:35 +0100
From: Zdenko Podobný <email@example.com>
To: Joachim Ansorg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I am sending final (I hope so) version of sk.conf.
Today I tried sword-1.5.1a and find some things
 sword.spec is pretty old and useless
 after compiling and installing sword it did not install staff in
locale.d directory. Why? I have to do it by hand.
 make install did not test if sword group exist. It will be good if
it try to realise whether this exist or not (and create it)
 I tried to make a new module (slovak bible) and I found no
documentation how to it. I found tools at /utility direstory, but I was
not sure about structure of input files (vpl). So I use this to find
structure of it:
../mod2vpl KJV 1 > kjv-1.txt
../mod2vpl KJV 0 > kjv-0.txt
It kvj-1.txt looked more inteligent way (especialy for corecting
mistakes) to I made slovak Genesis 1:1 - 50:26. Then I tried to test it.
I used config file from czekms.conf file (this module works fine),
adjusted it and then I put into mods.d direstory.
start of /usr/share/sword/mods.d/sk.conf
end of /usr/share/sword/mods.d/sk.conf
Then I run
../vpl2mod ./test.txt /usr/share/sword/modules/texts/rawtext/sk/ 1
When it finished I run bibletime. It found 'sk modul' but it showed
nothing (onlu verse numbers :-(.
I thought that problems is I did not have whole text so I delete genesis
from kjv-1.txt and insert there slovak translation. and repeted last
actions. The resul was the same. Then I used old (only english)
kjv-1.txt and repeted creation module, starting bibletime... and again -
So I checked file in /usr/share/sword/modules/texts/rawtext/sk/
and I found file ./nt with zero lenght and all text was in ./ot file.
Then I run
../vpl2mod ./test.txt /usr/share/sword/modules/texts/rawtext/sk/ 0
I was expecting nothing but it created ./ot and ./nt file (./nt file
stated with Mathew 24 :-) ) but bibletime showed nothig again.
What am I doing wrong? Is there any help for creating modules (vpl
 I found out that sword still support only KJV numbering. Do you plan
to use another system of numbering?
 I have also some sugestions:
(a) one of options in module.conf would set a language coding (latin 1,
latin 2 or iso-xyz etc.) This option would be use by frotend for
choosing proper font encoding.
(b) I read somewhere you will support maps and pictures in sword. I
will be great it maps and pic use some 'layers system'. I mean if
somebody create map and pics for english, I will just replace english
words by slovak words at 'text layer' so I will not need to create it
all againg. Absolutly perfect way it would be if 'text layer' will be
distributed separetly (I think) - if I want to make slovak maps and pic
I will just distribute slovak 'text layers'.
I think that's all for now. God bless you and others that wokrs on this