[sword-devel] Quick Question

Chad Snow sword-devel@crosswire.org
11 Jan 2003 18:12:24 -0500

What processes the internal markup of the text?  Is that done by Sword
or is it done by the front-end.


On Sat, 2003-01-11 at 15:02, Chris Little wrote:
> On 11 Jan 2003, Chad Snow wrote:
> > How many formats does sword support?  As I read this mailing list I see
> > mention of GBF, XSEM, SF, STEP, OSIS and many more.  What are the
> > formats that sword supports and which is the best to use for the future?
> Sword really supports only its own data file format (which is really a set 
> of many different formats for different kinds of books).  However, for 
> import and internal markup of texts, we support plain text, GBF, Th Th ML, and 
> OSIS to some degree or another.
> Of those, OSIS is probably the most capable (excepting Th ML for its 
> display formatting abilities due to inheritance of ~HTML).  All our texts 
> will be moved into OSIS format shortly and it will be the format from 
> which GBF, Th Th ML, HTML, RTFM, etc. are derived for display or export from 
> Sword.
> There is an importer (that may or may not work at the moment) for Th ML 
> format, but this will be easily converted to work with OSIS.
> Some day we might support reading STEP natively (rather than as an import 
> format) but that day is not quite here.
> So for marking up texts, I would suggest OSIS.
> --Chris
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