[sword-devel] CEV module possible bug
Wed, 20 Nov 2002 12:35:52 -0000
Hi there ......
On 20 Nov 2002 at 21:59, anthony kerr wrote:
> I have never encountered linked verses, what is the theory behind them?
Some modern printed versions have found the KJV versification difficult to
reproduce in certain passages because the grammatical construction that is
used doesn't allow the verse breaks to go where they were originally
placed. The answer they have come up with is to concatenate a range of
verses together, as you have seen in CEV.
Sword has allowed this to take place by placing the range as a block of
text at the position of the first verse that it contains. Subsequent
verses within that block are handled by 'linking' which you can see as an
option if you look at the code for 'addvs'. A front end ought to handle
the linking by showing the linked block only once, but showing that same
block whichever verse within the block is looked up.
> I am using Bibletime CVS and Sword CVS (both only a few days old).
I've only just updated my Linux box, and haven't yet got around to looking
at Bibletime, so I can't comment. Maybe Bibletime doesn't yet support
linking? I think the latest library from the CVS does, but it is not
correctly handled by Cheatah, which is the only front end I've build
If it is going to be an ongoing problem, I can easily make a version of CEV
(and Phillips) without the linking - just with the block of text at it's
first verse. This would not be the right way to handle it though.
-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Arnold and the Netherfield
United Reformed Churches, Nottingham see http://www.arnold-urc.supanet.com
and http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).
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