[sword-devel] SBL/ETS update / J2ME / Mac
Troy A. Griffitts
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Sun Nov 19 16:51:34 MST 2006
ETS/SBL has been very fruitful. We've had tons of interest in our work
in development and our work as a whole, in general. A few things to
report and request for help!
Kirk Lowery from Wesminster had send a signed agreement to allow us to
distribute the Hebrew Morphology Database freely for the book of
Genesis. Westminster Hebrew Institute is going through some exciting
changes and their wonderful work may start to be more freely usable by
us and others. They have sent their data to me in a new XML markup
which is being considered for inclusion into the OSIS specification. I
will post the data when I get back.
A book publisher here is very interesting in using our Java flashcards
program for inclusion in a Hebrew grammar. They REALLY want it to run
on the ipod, pda's, and phones. I have no idea how well J2ME supports
Hebrew (or Greek) or even if there is a J2ME RT available for these
devices, and even how to change the user interface to work on them.
Anyone excited about this? Please take over!
Many individuals and organizations have been impressed with our papyri
stuff. I'm hoping to get it used by respected secular institutions.
Macintosh Lexicon Support-- The Hesychius lexicon has been imported as
a sword module into GBS format using, e.g. /A/AD/Adam as the tree
structure for entries. Dr. Bruce Winter from Tyndale House Research
Library is presenting this coming Friday and would like to use this data
standalone on his Mac. I have no idea how well GBS is supported on the
Mac, or how easy the interface is for him to use. Anyone who can help
with this would really take some pressure off of me!
More when I get back, but I have a flight to catch soon. I appreciate
your prayers for safety and your sharing together with me in service!
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