[sword-devel] Introduction

Scott and Roxanne Munns srmunns at charter.net
Thu Sep 7 20:49:27 MST 2006

Dear Barry,

I will take a look at some of the "flexible canon" stuff.  I'm very
interested in it because it is probably very closely related to one of my
desires: very flexible annotation for my personal notes!  I'd like to be
able to make commentary about any selectable chunk of scripture, from a
single word to a paragraph, etc.  I'm thinking about using Sword to do
inductive Bible study like the Precept studies.

Thanks for your comments,

-----Original Message-----
From: Barry Drake [mailto:b.drake at ntlworld.com] 
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 1:55 AM
To: munns at uwalumni.com; SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Introduction

Hi Scott ...........

Scott and Roxanne Munns wrote:
>  - Any ideas on where I could help out?
Welcome - and blessings to you and yours.

This is just my opinion - others may disagree.  For me, the most urgent need
is for handling a flexible canon.  Bibles we already have such as the
Septuagint in Greek and English, and the Vulgate are incomplete because the
Sword API handles only the KJV canon (see canon.h).  There have been lots of
messages on this list asking for this issue to be resolved.

Way back, Chris Little noted the number of canonic variations that would be
required to handle all versions properly: there were more than I had
realised - and I knew of a number!  The main problem seems to be
synchronising versions with a different chapter/verse structure - eg 
different numbers for some of the psalms in different versions ....   I 
don't think anyone is actively working on this, but there has been a lot of
thought ....  if you really want to get in at the deep end, share thoughts
on this aspect. 

Ubuntu is fantastic!

God bless,


-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed
church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church

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