[sword-devel] New filter for red letter words

Joachim Ansorg sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 14 Jan 2003 23:25:47 +0100

Hey Chris,
it wasn't my intention to start a flame war :)

We just remove the red color, but no text. The red color was added later by 
the translators but it's no in the original ancient texts. Just like 
footnotes. Or am I wrong here?

It's the users choice if he likes Jesus' words in red or black, isn't it?

And I didn't implemented this because of the sword-support eMail but because I 
wanted the filter myself.
But if Troy says this it's wrong what I did I'll remove it.


> On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Joachim Ansorg wrote:
> > I just added a new strip filter for red letter words. Works on my side.
> This constitutes altering text presentation.  Whenever possible, we do not
> do this or allow this because it is not our right to choose presentation
> of books that we did not author.  We try to (and need to) maintain as
> much as possible of the presentation format of text editions.
> We also shouldn't be writing filters and otherwise modifying Sword for
> everyone who comes along declaring that something is unbiblical.  Will you
> also write a filter to convert instances of Lord back to YWHW because it
> is an affront to God that we try to hide his name?  Or better, back to
> Hebrew because it is an affront to God that we should render his name in
> any but His Chosen Language?
> --Chris
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Joachim Ansorg