[sword-devel] Psuedopigrapha

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 08:18:57 -0700 (MST)

I'll post my 1 Enoch source text so you can have something to examine and 
model off of. 

Diatheke isn't curently set to handle GenBooks, but it's a future goal and 
shouldn't be difficult to implement (in theory).  Doing a good interface 
might be a bigger problem.

Having considered this problem myself, I can tell you that, for the most
part, CCEL just has books copied from the Non-Canonical Homepage
(wesley.nnu.edu) (except resources that are different).  And the
Non-Canonical Homepage has data in a pretty poor state.  Most of the texts 
are scans from R.H. Charles' work, without any cleanup.  The problem with 
this is that verse numbers in APOT are in the margin, but actual verse 
breaks happen mid-column, so lots of verse numbers need to be moved before 
anything else can be done.  This might be a good distributed editing 
project, though I don't know whether it falls better in CrossWire's or 
CCEL's domain.

Essentially, you'll need to do something like

Enoch woke up one morning and decided to write a book....
In his book...


We need to decide on regularized book names (for which we should probably 
use SBL abbreviations, so I'll post a list that I compiled a while ago) 
and we need to decide whether to do collections of books or individual 
books as modules (I would opt for the former, collecting books from APOT 
into a single module, for example).

But if we do an Apocrypha module, we should do that separately.  We also 
would need to decide which translation to use for this, unless someone 
decides to implement Apocrypha support in Sword very soon, in which case 
we can just add them to individual modules that require them.