[sword-devel] Module File Formats

Jimmie Houchin sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 03 Sep 2002 15:47:57 -0500


I don't know if this helps or if you already found what you, but I 
noticed no reply. I was looking for similar information last week and 
was waiting to see what kind of replies you received. Here is what I 
learned from a little browsing.

The *.conf files show the file encoding format.
Example, the kjv.conf has a line which reads

I don't know what all formats their are but here are a few links.
GBF   http://www.ebible.org/bible/gbf.htm
ThML  http://www.ccel.org/ThML/
OSIS  http://www.bibletechnologies.net/


I can't speak as to *.vss it looks like binary to me. ;)
So it may not be necessary for you as you would probably implement its 
functionality within your own tools?
And I haven't seen the NIV as it is locked.

Hope this helps. This is the starting point I am taking for my project.

Jimmie Houchin

Curtis W. Ruck wrote:
> I am working on a personal implementation of Sword for Java (I use linux
> & winxp often).  I know about the group working on Jsword, but I prefer
> to write things my own way under the GPL.  The only thing though, is I
> can't find any module documentation.  I first would like to start with
> the text modules, get those implemented, browseable, searchable, etc...
> Then get the other module types working.  But, I can't figure out the
> module file formats.  Some rawtexts look decently easy to parse, but I
> am clueless by the .vss files, other rawtexts look ugly like the NIV
> beta rawtext from the ftpsite.
> Any starting blocks for these?  I know a little C, no C++, and I really
> wouldn't enjoy reading though Sword code, figuring out how to parse the
> files.