[sword-devel] GEN Book spec question
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 21:02:03 MST 2007
I did not create the modulemaker, that was another person's efforts.
I did create the (very basic) wxSword edition that is available on
sf.net - not to be confused with the wxSword that is supported
somewhere else (not sure where).
On 8/14/07, ZJ Li <lzj369 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks. I will read the source code more closely this time.
> Did you create the modulemaker at sf.net?
> I do follow jsword very closely. I post more questions when I have more
> Greg Hellings wrote:
> > Hi ZJ,
> > I don't have a full understanding, but I will fill in the answers that
> > I do know.
> > On 8/14/07, ZJ Li <lzj369 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Hi, all
> >> I am creating a WYSIWYG editor for Gen book. It will be in EPL or GPL
> >> licence.
> >> Now the editor works fine. I would like to convert the source into Sword
> >> Gen
> >> book format(of course, it is java code). However, I check the maillist
> >> and
> >> website, could not find the spec.
> >> Things I understand so far:
> >> 1. we can use THML / OSIS as input , xml2gbs will be the tool
> >> 2. a data file(bdt), an index file(idx) and another file (dat)make a
> >> complete module
> >> 3. xml2gbs check divn tags recursively to create the module by puting $$$
> >> in.
> > Does the xml2mod only generate Bible/Commentary modules? I would
> > think that the xml2mod tool should be used for importing an OSIS/ThML
> > book, and if it doesn't yet support that, it should be expanded to do
> > so.
> >> 4. I have converted the xml2gbs (only THML part) to java code. then I
> >> realized I am missing something. The c++ code only checks for DIVN, how
> >> about other popular tags? like H1-H5, P etc. Do we index them at all?
> > The DivN just tell the tool where to create the indecies and where
> > they should point. The other tags are retained in the data and are
> > rendered according to the output filter that the front-end (BibleTime,
> > Bible Desktop, Gnomesword, Bible CS, diatheke, etc) chooses - for HTML
> > filters they will be passed through to the output, for the RTF filter
> > they will be rendered in some appropriate RTF code and for the plain
> > text filter, they will be stripped out. But that all happens at
> > display time - they are maintained in the format specified by the
> > input file until that time.
> > Additionally, you might want to check and see if the Bible Desktop
> > people (which is the affiliated project to render the Sword C library
> > into Java) have done anything with converting the tools over. I don't
> > follow their project, but it might be worth at least seeing if they
> > have done any work towards that end and if so, leverage their efforts.
> > Happy coding!
> > Greg
> >> questions:
> >> 1. Can any one provide any info on the gen book data format after import
> >> into the system. Namely the DBT file spec.
> >> 2. what is the use of the third file : dat file. Which piece of code
> >> generates the file?
> >> 3. Can anyone give an explanation on the top level design of gen book.
> >> like
> >> the algorithm to generate the index(Much appriciated!) and the algorithm
> >> to
> >> load the index and the data(DM has done coding this part, so you can
> >> ignore
> >> if you do noe have time).
> >> Thanks!
> >> ZJ
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