[sword-devel] Re:NET Bible (Josh Gould)
dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 9 14:38:49 MST 2006
BibleDesktop (built on JSword a java implementation of the Sword API)
runs on Window, Mac and Linux.
It uses xslt to render the modules (after converting them to OSIS if
they are not already in that format)
into html and this xslt can be customized to handle greater complexity
than we currently do if needed.
I'd suggest looking at it as well.
It can be downloaded from
Josh Gould wrote:
> I grabbed the e-Sword modules first, thinking they were part of this
> project, and ended up downloading e-Sword to use it. Thus my initial
> message about the NET Bible. Ironiclly I was introduced to this
> translation by a Pastor at my church... I've already started to work
> on the compatablity issues between Windows/Mac/Linux. The Modules that
> Barry sent me work under Windows (As I suspected they would) but do
> not under MacSword/GnomeSword. It's probably one of those little
> quirks that we'll have to work out...
> In His Service,
> Josh Gould
> On 2/9/06, David Austin <daustin at bible.org> wrote:
>> From: Josh Gould
>> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] NET Bible
>> Thanks DM. I saw that thread after I had posted the one that I did to
>> the list. David, Barry, I'm willing to help where I can. I'll admit,
>> I've only thought about what doing a project like this would entail.
>> Josh, Thanks for your offer to help, Barry and/or Moses will be in contact
>> with you.. IF you would like to see what we have done with e-sword its
>> available at the netbible tab
>> http://www.bible.org/default.asp?scid=3 click the download
>> link on the left navigation section. There u will find the various downloads
>> and if u click the free e-sword one you will see what we did in the e-sword
>> enviroment. (it will ask u to register for the site). I am the bible.org
>> product manager and I hope that our sword developers come up with a
>> superior product that shows off the capibility of sword well. I have not
>> seen their finial proposal because they are still coming to grips with how
>> best to do the displays and GUI's and what platforms to support in addition
>> to windows. mac? linux? etc.
>> As a side issue for the group, I had hoped that Sword would have a better
>> capability than it does to display non biblial texts as I would like to
>> build a tool that can display Islamic and Buddhist scripture the Quran and
>> the hadiths in various languagers and a search tool that lets you search a
>> topic and do a comparission of what the Islamic or the Buddhist scriptures
>> say about topic xyz. I think this would be very helpful to those in the
>> field ministering within these people groups.. But i am told that I have to
>> look elsewhere for the tool to do this or i have to write it from scratch.
>> David Austin (Permissions Director)
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