[sword-devel] Problem with '&' in NET bible

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 19 06:09:45 MST 2006

    In the osis input to osis2mod, is the & represented properly as 
& ? It should be. If not, there is a problem in osis2mod. And I 
might be able to fix it.
Barry Drake wrote:
> Hi there ........
> I've just been taking a close look at the '&' problem that I mentioned 
> on this list.  Moses Truong (who wrote the script that makes the NET 
> modules) corrected a problem with the ampersand.  This only appears when 
> Greek lexicon 'L&N' references are given.  However, this correction has 
> given rise to another problem which I think may be Sword related.
> In the NET bible module, in which the notes are displayed as footnotes, 
> there is no problem.  In the NETnotes module, where the notes come as a 
> commentary, the note truncates immediately before the '&'.
> The raw text for the note at Revelation 22:3 appears in the raw module 
> nt file as '<p><sup>9</sup> <b>tn</b>  Or "be anything accursed" (L&N 
> 33.474).'
> This displays as: '9 tn  Or "be anything accursed" (L'  in the NETnotes 
> commentary, but displays correctly as '9 tn  Or "be anything accursed" 
> (L&N 33.474).' in the NET bible footnotes.  As this occurs with all of 
> the frontends as far as I know, I take it something happens when an '&' 
> is encountered in one of the filters in the library - presumably the 
> footnotes are not filtered in the same way?.  Is there something we need 
> to do to get the '&' and the text that follows it to appear? I suppose 
> if all else fails, we could replace the ampersand with 'and', but L and 
> N is a bit naff, don't you think?
> God bless,
> Barry
> -- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).
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