[sword-devel] KJV 2006 5th beta

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 4 10:58:16 MST 2006

Part of the point of this beta was to get input on the use of 
capitalization in the KJV. I appreciate yours.

Terry T Biggs wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 08:11 -0400, DM Smith wrote:
>> Do you handle the following cases? The lower case letters should be -1 
>> after upcasing.
>> See Jer 23.9 for a multi-word divine name: "The Lord is our 
>> Righteousness" (This is from Jehovah-tsidkenu)
> This is in all upper case (not small caps) and I think should be upper
> case in the module - Zech 14.20 also.
>> See Dan 5.25 and Acts 17.23 for typical inscriptions. "Mene, Mene, 
>> Tekel, Uparshim" and "To an Unknown God"
> Shouldn't these be upper case in the module text?

These certainly are all uppercase in the KJV text. So are all the other 

The original text was
I have represented it as
    "<inscription>To an Unknown God</inscription>".

Using xslt this can be rendered all caps, as in: (this is simplified)
<xsl:template match="inscription">
  <xsl:value-of select="translate(., 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz',

I think it is important to faithfully represent the original KJV 1769 
text as closely as possible. I would like to know if this constitutes a 
violation of that principal.

I'm really interested in people's opinions as to whether this is an 
equivalent change. And whether it should be done at all.

(Personally, I don't think the inerrancy or infallibility of God's word 
is affected by the capitalization of these things.)

>> See Zech 14.20 for an inscription containing a divine name. "Holiness 
>> unto the Lord"

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