[sword-devel] NET Bible
tom_whittemore at shaw.ca
Sun Apr 24 11:32:16 MST 2005
Brother Chris, Troy and Barry:
First, please accept my sincere thanks for responding to my
(obviously, stupid "rookie") questions. Once I get these modules
going, I would be honoured to help the rookies that follow after me by
passing on what I glean from the "masters" (didn't I read
somewhere..."Chris Little [module making machine]"??!! That's quite a
My initial source for the NET Bible was the HTML source from
www.bible.org. This was substantially massaged to convert it to MS RTF
format. This was imported into MS Access to be utilized as e-Sword
modules (I hope that this is not considered a "curse word" here!).
Once the MS Access data was considered "up to snuff", it was extracted
and placed into MS Word as RTF text (in order to retain the
The data that I have includes 1) a plain text file Bible file (that
includes bolding and italics delimited by <b></b> and <i></i>. This may
have been what made vpn2mod choke.) 2) a text file Bible file (that
includes bolding and italics delimited by <b></b> and <i></i>, and red
superscript footnote markers1 (that with have to be changed to SWORD
footnote format).) and 3) a text file Commentary file (that includes
bolding and italics delimited by <b></b> and <i></i>, Greek and Hebrew
Unicode text, and red superscript footnote markers1 (that with have to
be changed to SWORD footnote format).)
When I changed my Bible text file to ...
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the
surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the
surface of the water.
God said, "Let there be light." And there was light!
... it was imported using imp2vs. The thing that I noted here was that
the resulting OT and NT had an extraneous "line feed" at the end of
every line (i.e., (hex) 0A 0D 0A). These files were changed to
removed the first "line feed" character and placed in the
"\modules\texts\rawtext\net" folder. The .conf file (shown below) was
plasced in the "newmods" folder and The SWORD program was started. It
found the "new" module and installed it, but nothing showed up when I
tried to show either OT or NT chapters. What am I doing wrong?
Description=New English Translation (NET) Bible
About=New English Translation (NET) Bible®\par copyright © 1996-2005 by
Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.\par Visit www.bible.org for more
information..\par\par All rights reserved.\par
Copyright=copyright © 1996-2005 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C.
DistributionLicense=Copyrighted; Free Non-Commercial Distribution
I have been involved in "IT" for 30+ years, but always for
multi-national corporations utilizing mid-range and main frame
computers, and, for the past 15-20 years, in a consulting capacity.
PC's have been a "hobby" until very recently and I have been going
through quite a steep learning curve. My last questions are how to
compress the module (I can't figure out the context of the mod2zmod
command) and how do I get these finished files into an "install" file?
Chris Little wrote:
> To add to what Troy said, I would really recommend trying to encode
> the Bible in OSIS. In order to encode notes, section titles,
> paragraphing, references, etc., you'll have to use some kind of
> markup, and OSIS is the markup format the Sword supports best.
> Tom Whittemore wrote:
>> I have tried to use the vpl2mod for the 31,102 verse "text only" NET
>> Bible, and I keep getting "problem" messages during the running of
>> the vpl2mod. The outputed OT text has words running together,
>> plus, it also contains a lot of Matthew verses. Could someone
>> please spare a few minutes to help a SWORD Project rank "rookie"?
> What are you using as your source? The HTML files available for
> download or some other source?
>> *Original Text*
>> In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
>> Now the earth was without shape and empty, and darkness was over the
>> surface of the watery deep, but the Spirit of God was moving over the
>> surface of the water.
>> God said, "Let there be light." And there was light!
>> God saw that the light was good, so God separated the light from the
>> God called the light "day" and the darkness "night." There was
>> evening, and there was morning, marking the first day.
> Is this (everything following *Original Text*) the actual input to
> vpl2mod? (I.e., there's no other markup and those are plain (0x20)
> spaces that are being removed.)
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