[sword-devel] SBL/ETS update / J2ME / Mac
Troy A. Griffitts
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Tue Nov 21 12:41:47 MST 2006
This is great news if you might have something available soon. I have
no experience with MacSword, or programming for the Mac. You would be
Dr. Winter's hero if you had a standalone app (macsword) working well
with Hesychius for his presentation. Don't stress too much, as he can
always require there to be internet access available and use the web
tool, but I'm sure it would remove much stress from him if he had
something working which didn't require it. Thanks for your efforts.
I'm sorry you've not had success getting your additions to macsword
Manfred Bergmann wrote:
> Hi Troy.
> I don't know if I understood right.
> Generally I have the current sources of MacSword and actually I
> helped developing it for quite some time but unfortunately these
> updates (Universal Binary) never have been released.
> Anyway, changing the search mechanism to work the way you described
> should be doable (once the index has been build).
> I can have a closer look at this in the evening (that's in about 9
> hours :)
> Best regards,
> Am 20.11.2006 um 05:42 schrieb Troy A. Griffitts:
>> 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
>> 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
>> (or even compile; nor do I have access to a mac!) to do any of this
>> 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
>>>> standalone on his Mac. I have no idea how well GBS is supported on
>>>> Mac, or how easy the interface is for him to use. Anyone who can
>>>> 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:
>>> 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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