[sword-devel] updated WEB and HNV bible modules?
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 20:18:54 MST 2005
If documentation exists on how to read a GBF module, I'm more than willing
to work on a script to convert from the GBF to OSIS. While I'm no master of
OSIS, I have had a small amount of success in creating OSIS texts in the
past that imported into Sword.
That said, I would need 1) information on GBF's format, 2) access to the GBF
format of the current modules (on Crosswire, I presume?) and then a
recommendation on the preferred languages to use for conversion scripts. I'd
be more than glad to work on this, then changes could be made to the OSIS
modules and a release could be made of the updated modules.
On 9/9/05, Ryan V <adyeths at gmail.com> wrote:
> The only scripts I currently have are for turning the gbf into a verse
> per line file that can be imported using vpl2mod. My attempts at
> figuring out how to mark up texts using osis have failed miserably.
> Since many of the modules are still gbf, I see no reason why at least
> 1 more official gbf version of the WEB and HNV couldn't be made while
> we wait on someone with the time and knowledge necessary to create a
> gbf2osis tool for converting all gbf modules to compliant osis. Many
> of us who use the WEB and HNV are becoming frustrated with the lack of
> up-to-date versions of these modules. (The whole reason I made my
> initial attempt at getting these modules updated last year was because
> of this very reason)
> If I can get some clear documentation on how to mark up bible texts
> using OSIS, and some good examples as a reference, I *might* be able
> to come up with a perl script that could be used to convert gbf bibles
> to compliant osis. If this happens I will gladly send the script to
> On 9/9/05, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org> wrote:
> > Hi Ryan,
> > I think most of us are pretty busy right now. For my part, I've been
> > very busy with school, and just started a new semester, so I haven't had
> > much time to work on modules.
> > There are two issues that need to be handled with regard to putting out
> > updated WEB/HNV modules. The first is that the modules need to be in
> > (compliant) OSIS format. The second is that the OSIS document needs to
> > be converted by a script from the GBF originals in a way that can be
> > repeated as new versions of the text are released.
> > Failing to meet the first requirement doesn't move the project in the
> > direction we're moving (and doesn't help to move modules towards the
> > standard we're concentrating our support on). And failure to meet the
> > second requirement means we can't easily update the text in the future,
> > which is something we would like to be able to do.
> > If you have a script to do the GBF to OSIS conversion that we need,
> > please share it and we can get an updated copy posted quickly. Failing
> > that, I'll try to get started on a new script this weekend if I can find
> > some time, as I can't find the old version I was working on.
> > --Chris
> > Ryan V wrote:
> > > Well, its been a week since i first emailed this and I still haven't
> > > gotten a response. So I'll ask again.
> > >
> > > Last year, around June I think, I offered to provide updated WEB and
> > > HNV modules. During my conversations I was told that an update would
> > > be made available within a few months. Its been over a year now and I
> > > have yet to see any updates to these modules. Are there any plans to
> > > update the modules that are distributed on the Sword Project's
> > > website?
> > >
> > > Also, it would seem that there's a need for someone to work on
> > > updating the texts as needed. What can I do to help out in this area?
> > >
> > > I'm seriously considering setting up my own website to put updated
> > > modules on. If there's updates planned in the near future then I will
> > > postpone this. But if no updates are going to be released then I'll
> > > make my own website to put updated modules on since I know many people
> > > that want updates to these modules.
> > >
> > > Ryan
> > >
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