[sword-devel] ANNOUNCEMENT: WYCLIFFE MODULES (DM Smith)
sean.worker at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 22:05:33 MST 2007
Is this the same work that will allow study of the deuterocanonical books
If so, I am interested in helping with this development effort.
On 10/03/07, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
> I agree with Jeremy. This seems like an ideal time to surge forward
> in the alternate versification planning. Last I had heard there were
> already significant plans/work in place already on this, is that true?
> I thought the plan was to use a TreeKey with an interface that
> allowed existing use of the VerseKey interface to automatically map to
> the proper portion of the tree for selected verses to allow current
> clients to continue working with the library. Is that approximately
> How much work has been done on it? What remains to tackle?
> On 3/10/07, Jeremy Brown <jeremy.brown at biola.edu> wrote:
> > That is really great. I don't post here much (ever?) but I am
> > of the work Crosswire does.
> > I have a question, in the face of the coming onslaught of Bible
> > translations. It regards the versification schemes. I know people
> > ask about that, and it is on the to-do list. But I wonder if now would
> > a great time to do something about the problem. Right now (if I'm
> > forgive me), Sword seems to take non-KJV versification schemes and
> > them into KJV chapter/verse format. I have tried to work up an
> > solution and basically I know that there is no perfect answer - every
> > solution has its trade offs. However, since has an enormous number of
> > translations, and probably many of those don't fit the KJV versification
> > model (they may follow the model of the national language where they
> > translated, or merge multiple verses together e.g. verse 1-7), it seems
> > like if you can plan a strategy and deal with the issue now, you won't
> > have to code all those translations once, and then recode them again
> > you do make the change.
> > I currently have about 30-40 Bibles/testaments that are mapped/partially
> > mapped to the verse system in the NRSVA. The original versification is
> > preserved in the database, but also the matching verse number in the
> > NRSVA. There are some things I would have done differently, that I now
> > know about. If you are interested in hearing more from me about this,
> > be happy to share. You may already have some ideas in the works, I
> > know.
> > Keep up the good work!
> > Jeremy
> > sword-devel at crosswire.org on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 11:00 AM -0800
> > wrote:
> > >With great joy, I would like to officially announce that CrossWire and
> > >Wycliffe have entered into an agreement which allows us to distribute,
> > >royalty free, Wycliffe Bible translations, anywhere in the world, for an
> > >initial 5 year trial period.
> > >
> > >This is huge answer to prayer.
> > >
> > >A number of years ago, when we first started working with Wycliffe,
> > >we had talks about publishing their Scripture translations. They
> > >proceeded to tell us of the internal struggles between those who wished
> > >to release their work for free, and others who held that the
> > >organization needed to continue to charge royalties for their work to
> > >allow them to continue work into the future.
> > >
> > >About a year ago Wycliffe started a project to use our software to
> > >publish their Bibles online, themselves.
> > >
> > >This contract allows CrossWire to distribute all of their Bibles freely
> > >in all of our software!
> > >
> > >The papers came officially signed in the mail today. We are hoping to
> > >have data files start coming in over the next couple weeks. We could
> > >really use help in many new areas as we start to bring these great
> > >resources online.
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