[sword-devel] Re:Chapter translations (Robin Randall)

Trevor Jenkins trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com
Tue Oct 18 05:12:06 MST 2005

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org> wrote:

> This is actually a localization issue. I can't speak for UK users, who
> might need something else, but as a native speaker of Standard American
> English, I would say this should be changed to "Revelation".

The short form of Revelation is in common use in the UK. I can't recall
the last time I heard someone refer to the book by its full title or even
anyone using the "of John" suffix. As to Robin's campaign for an
abbreviation I would use Rev.

> ... I would
> also say that all of the numbered books ((I|II)
> (Samuel|Kings|Chronicles|Corinthians|Thessalonians|Timothy|Peter|John) &
> III John) need to be changed from Roman numerals (which are no longer in
> general use in Standard American English or in modern printed Bibles) to
> Arabic numerals.

The continued use by some of Roman numerals in the titles of these books
is an affectation.

Regards, Trevor

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