[sword-devel] KJV OT morphology

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 8 20:25:00 MST 2006

Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>> If possible, I think that KJV2006 should be part of the starter kit 
>> for 1.5.8. (This may not happen since I have finished with the NSIS 
>> installer and Troy is eager to create a release.)
> I have large reservations about releasing this text with the next 
> BibleCS installer (NO NEW FUNCTIONALITY! :) )
> Actually, there are specific reasons.  I'm fairly confident the 
> multiple strongs numbers on a word will mess up many of our frontends, 
> including BibleCS.

Today, Gen 1.1 "created" has two strongs numbers attached to it. It 
works just fine in BibleCS. Others can check their frontends to see how 
it handles it. JSword handles it as well. The "Bible Tool" does not. It 
only shows one.

The difference is that today, the KJV uses | to separate but the new one 
will use a space. BibleCS and JSword handle these just fine.

Today, multiple Strong's numbers are rare, so it may be that none have 
noticed. But the big change will be in the NT when the definite article 
is merged with the following noun. If only the first is grabbed, it will 
show up as "THE" not "HOUSE" and not as "THE HOUSE".

> I need to update our filters and entry attributes handlers to 
> correctly parse this stuff.  I think there is code in there to do it, 
> but it's not likely it works correctly.  I'd bet we haven't tested 
> headings (turning them on and off) and other things like this in 
> BibleCS.  Maybe I'm completely wrong.  If I get a few "I'm an avid 
> BibleCS user and I've thoroughly tested the new KJV2003 module which 
> DM has posted," then I'd be happy to reconsider, but I'm not willing 
> to wait for 'a couple days' for that (only because a couple days 
> always turns into weeks/months/years...).
> I'd be happy to package up a new BibleCS installer with the new 
> KJV2003 module THE VERY NEXT DAY after the release, if it really does 
> get raving reviews then and we're confident we have it working well.  
> I'd even be willing to release and hold off announcing the release for 
> a little while if we think we're close.  This meets the pressing need: 
> a very regular download is really old and holding up new module releases.

Works for me.

> This brings up another question.  What are we going to call this?  In 
> my mind this is simply a markup cleanup of the KJV2003 project.  I 
> would have named it KJV2003 rev 3.0.  The only reason for even not 
> originally calling it rev X of CrossWire's KJV module is because the 
> KJV2003 project really was a project to add creative content and 
> create a new work.  I hope adding creative content is the antithesis 
> of what DM's goals are right now :)

I don't care. I see this, as you do, a cleanup. So a revision number is 
just fine. (I called this effort KJV2006 to draw attention to the three 
years that passed since the start of the last effort.)

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