[sword-devel] SBL/ETS update / J2ME / Mac
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Tue Nov 21 13:04:44 MST 2006
sorry I didn't get the time on the evening that I said.
But I defenitely will have a look this week.
Just that I understood right.
What he wants to do is some kind of incremental search means that the
textfield fires notifications (or Events) whenever a character is
typed and the search is updated right away, right?
Am 21.11.2006 um 20:41 schrieb Troy A. Griffitts:
> This is great news if you might have something available soon. I
> 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
>>> 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
>>> data-- whether with sword or else with their own index build-- it
>>> be possible to do full body search results as an incremental
>>> while the user types, it fills out the results box. Google
>>> 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,
>>> probably just say he needs to be sure to have internet access for
>>> 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
>>>>> Library is presenting this coming Friday and would like to use
>>>>> 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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