[sword-devel] Other religions?

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 15 Apr 2004 21:49:09 -0700 (MST)

On Thu, 15 Apr 2004, Mete Kural wrote:

> I really like Bibletime's interface although my main
> usage will be on Windows. Is the most advanced
> front-end for SWORD on the Windows platform "Sword
> Project for Windows"? I also saw a Java version called
> JSword which should work on both Windows and linux.
> Howw powerful is the interface of JSword?

The SWORD Project for Windows is the only full native SWORD frontend for 
Windows.  You can try JSword, but (admittedly speaking from ignorance) I 
doubt you will find its interface to GenBooks superior to that of the 
SWORD Project for Windows.
> Yes general books are more arbitrary in structure than
> the Bible books. But as for the Quran, the structure
> is very simple. It is the same structure as a book of
> the Bible: Chapters are titled "Chapter 1", "Chapter
> 2" and so on, and in each chapter verses are numbered
> 1,2,3, and so on. So it is really the same structure
> as many of the books of the bible such as Genesis,
> Exodus, Jonah and most other books of the Bible. The
> structure of the Quran fits the Bible display in the
> Sword Project for Windows perfectly. Would it be
> possible to add the Quran to the dropdown list that
> also shows the books of the Bible. For example Quran
> could be added after Revelation of John and then
> viewed in the same way that the books of the Bible are
> viewed. Would it be possible to do this without making
> a change in the software?

The Qur'an, however, is not a book of the Bible, so it will not be added 
as a book of the Bible.  I think that would be a wonderful way of really 
ticking Jews, Christians, and Muslims off.  It really wouldn't make any 
sense from a hierarchal viewpoint to group together works that have no 
books in common (Bibles and Qur'ans), as if they were varieties of the 
same work.

Besides that, it is extremely non-trivial to just add another book.  
Daniel is making it much more trivial, I believe, but even were his work 
already complete, we still wouldn't add books TO the Bible that are not 
books OF the Bible.