[sword-devel] KJV 2006 - 3rd beta

jhphx jhphx at cox.net
Mon Mar 20 20:28:29 MST 2006

DM Smith wrote:
> I have readied another beta. Please take a look at it for problems 
> with these changes and prior ones. There is still more to be done 
> (fixing punctuation and spelling mistakes) so no need to report these 
> yet.
As you noted there are differences in the texts often used today and the 
text that this module is suppose to be a copy of. Over the years I have 
received many reports of spelling mistakes in this module and in others. 
Most often they were not mistakes, and the modules were, in these cases, 
true copies of their source texts. In some cases I was surprised to find 
the reports wrong. Sometimes the same text has a word spelled more than 
one way. You can not just compare one verse in a text to another verse 
in the same text. You have to compare the verse to the source verse. You 
also can not assume that one of the spellings in the source text was a 
mistake. Both spellings may have been allowed spellings at the time of 
publication, even though one may look wrong to us today. If you use 
another text as your standard for spelling any changes based on that 
other text should be considered provisional and need to be tracked until 
they can be confirmed by the true source text. As the Sword Project is 
the home of this electronic text perhaps it would be good to have ways 
to track changes and compare to earlier editions. This list gets 
archived but knowing what is in it to search for it is another thing.


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