[sword-devel] Other religions?

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 16:39:13 -0700

Lee Braiden wrote:
> Hi all,
> I wonder if what your opinions are on the texts of other faiths?  Any 
> objections to modifying SWORD so that it's useful to a wider audience?

I'm curious whether your question isn't primarily academic.

As Troy points out, Sword already possesses the facilities to present 
any hierarchically aranged work.  All you would need to do is create an 
OSIS format document (http://www.bibletechnologies.net), run it through 
our xml2gbs converter, and create an appropriate .conf file. (Basically, 
see http://www.crosswire.org/sword/develop/swordmodule/index.jsp.) 
Topically or indexically keyed works could use the lexicon/dictionary 
driver instead.

The only real addition that would benefit non-biblical works would be 
addition of linking facilities, but this is essentially a front-end 
issue rather than an engine issue.  And it would certainly be of benefit 
to the project as a whole to have such a facility.

Unless there's some issue that completely escapes me, I can't forsee any 
need for a fork (from our perspective).