[sword-devel] verse numbering schemes (was: RC4 BUG!)

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 12 Sep 2002 22:52:24 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 12 Sep 2002, Joel Mawhorter wrote:

> Yes, I completely agree! Each module should self describe its numbering 
> scheme. There is no reason to allow users to apply different versifications 
> to the same module since it would have no real meaning and be very confusing. 

Actually, Bibles should be displayed by default in their native 
versifications, but it would be nice to allow them to be changed to 
alternate versifications (as a number of other packages, e.g. Logos & 
BibleWorks, allow, at least on some level).  Then when I read the BHS, I 
don't have to deal with the Hebrew versification scheme, which I don't 
know intuitively.  I can just set Sword to display in the KJV scheme, with 
which I am familiar, and read that.

> Likewise, the current method of forcing all modules into the KJV 
> versification scheme is a serious limititation since printed copies of some 
> translations differ from what is in Sword. This could also be confusing to 
> users.

I agree.  Feel free to submit a patch. :)