[sword-devel] KJV OT encoding question

chrislit at crosswire.org chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Mar 7 21:49:52 MST 2006

On Tue, 7 Mar 2006, DM Smith wrote:

> At the end of many verses there is a <milestone type="x-p"/>. It only occurs 
> in the OT and in every OT book.
> What is this?

It's a paragraph "milestone". To correct, the marker should be converted 
to <p>...</p>. (Every KJV chapter begins a new chapter. So conversion 
should be as easy as putting <p> at the beginning and </p> at the end of 
each chapter and converting each of those milestones to properly placed 

In some printings of the KJV, this is rendered as a pilcrow in the verse 
starting a new paragraph. Specifically, you will find this in editions 
that start a new line for every verse. Editions with paragraph-style 
formatting obviously render paragraphs with linebreaks between paragraphs.


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