[sword-devel] SBL/ETS update / J2ME / Mac

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Sun Nov 19 21:42:33 MST 2006

DM, that's a nice screenshot.  I think Dr. Winter is mostly interested 
in quick/easy searching in either the body or the key of the lexicon.  I 
can rebuild the lexicon as an SWLD4 module, it macsword handles that 
better for searching.  In BibleCS, we have an incremental search-- as 
the user types it focuses the closes match in the center of about 10 
entries of context.  That would be great for him for key lookups, but he 
still wants to search entries, as well. (and actually, sometimes the 
keys have multiple words, and his target word might not be first, so the 
incremental search won't pull it up.

All this to say, with all the great indexing everyone is doing on our 
data-- whether with sword or else with their own index build-- it should 
be possible to do full body search results as an incremental search-- 
while the user types, it fills out the results box.  Google "suggest" 
does this on the entire internet :)  We should be able to do it on a 
much smaller domain of data.

But regardless, I'm not a mac programmer, and have no idea how to update 
(or even compile; nor do I have access to a mac!) to do any of this for 
Bruce.  So, if we can't get even a simple tool for him by Friday, I'll 
probably just say he needs to be sure to have internet access for his 

Any thoughts?


DM Smith wrote:
> On Nov 19, 2006, at 6:51 PM, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>> 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!
> MacSword supports GenBook quite well, but it might not be obvious how  
> it works.
> Here is an image of how it looks:
> http://www.crosswire.org/~dmsmith/MacSwordGenBook.png
> Note that there is a "tray" on the right of the window.
> This is activated by the icon in the upper right of the window.
> The tray is initially closed when the window comes up.
> The up and down arrows merely go from one keyed entry to the next.
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