[sword-devel] Module - Jonathan Edwards

Chuck Bearden cfbearden at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 08:36:31 MST 2004

It would be great to have documentation of the target format for
RawGenBooks in Sword.  If I knew what was supposed to be in each of
the .bdt, .dat, and .idx files, I would be interested in developing
Python utilities that could perhaps do the conversions--doubtless I
would learn a lot myself.  Not knowing C or C++, I find the
xml2gbs.cpp file quite opaque, and so I cannot offer suggestions on
how to fix what is broken, or how to generalize it to handle more

I agree that an Edwards module would be great.  There is a world of
classic Christian literature out there already marked up in OSIS, and
it would be a blessing to make it available to those who are
interested in it.


On Mon, 04 Oct 2004 20:06:32 -0400, Jason Brooks <jbrooks at kinex.net> wrote:
> Don,
>     I can't offer anything concrete as in what to do, but I've had
> similar issues when compiling Calvin's Institutes.  However, it is still
> not fixed.  I was working on repairing it when several things happened
> in life.  So, haven't gotten back to it.    My similar problems hinged
> about the fact that not all the document seemed to be well-formed, or
> something else injected minor corruptions.  Some, for instance, missed
> closing tags on verse references, turning the remainder of the passage
> into a useless and non-functioning hyperlink.  My fix is to <eek>
> manually edit the file with vim.
> Jason
> Don A. Elbourne Jr. wrote:
> > I'm having a little trouble creating a good module from the Works of
> > Jonathan Edwards vol. 1
> >
> > I first tried using xml2gbs on the ThML file found here:
> > http://ccel.org/ccel/edwards/works1.html
> >
> > xml2gbs crashed every time I tried to create a module from the ThML
> > file. So, I tried using the OSIS version. That worked much better, but
> > there remains a couple of small problems.
> >
> > 1. In the Table of Contents pane in BibleCS, only the lower case roman
> > numerals are visible - no chapter titles.
> >
> > 2. Also, there are no paragraph breaks in the text itself.
> >
> > What can I do to correct these two issues?
> >
> > xml2gbs also crashes when trying to create a module from volume 2.
> > http://ccel.org/ccel/edwards/works2.html
> >
> > BTW, I just read a good book about Edwards.
> > A God-Entranced Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards
> > http://www.christianbook.com/Christian/Books/product?item_no=45634
> >
> > You can get the whole book free in pdf here:
> > http://www.desiringgod.org/library/onlinebooks_index.html#bgev
> >
> > Having an Edwards module would be a great addition to Sword.
> >
> --
> Jason Brooks
> jbrooks at kinex.net
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