[sword-devel] Other religions?

Lee Braiden sword-devel@crosswire.org
Sat, 10 Apr 2004 21:22:58 +0100

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On Saturday 10 April 2004 20:49, David's Mailing List and Spam Receiver wrote:
> On Saturday 10 April 2004 03:05 pm, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
> > 	There is nothing that would need 'modifying' for the engine to
> > display 'texts of other faiths'-- a fork of the code would not be
> > necessary.

> And as I recall we've got a Quaran and Book of Mormon floating around
> possibly, in our beta section as general books? And I thought I had seen
> the Joseph Smith Translation somewhere too.

Well, I was thinking (initially) of Buddhism, which has many individual texts, 
and would require a much more hierarchical classification system to begin 

Canons with thousands of individual texts, ancient and modern commentaries and 
poetry, practical guidelines and fundamental theories, separate modern works, 
etc.  And that's only one of many lineages.  Add in translations, 
cross-referencing with similar traditions, etc., and SWORD in its standard 
form would be a little complex to navigate :)

Also, I'm not sure if it is currently multi-lingual enough for languages like 
Chinese, Pali, etc.  Could be wrong on that, though.

Anyway... thanks for your thoughts everyone.  Given the above issues, and the 
depth of feeling expressed so far, I think I'll see what can be done 
independently for now.

All the best with SWORD :D

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