[sword-devel] Interlinear text

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Mon Apr 21 13:31:22 MST 2008

I think you are might be trying to re-invent the wheel here, DM.

Have a look at Ruby annotation. It is designed to do just this and  I
think it requires less effort and improves on cutting+ pasting by
allowing you to take only one language stream.

I also believe it is easier for parallelising two variable modules. See
my example at


You need the firefox ruby extension and need to switch the basic style off.

Alternatively - and probably a bit more practically than distributing a
firefox extension, I guess the matter could be packed into a stylesheet
(which I gather the extension is at its heart)

I am not sure whether it is possible to stack 4 lines, but I presume so.


DM Smith wrote:
> A long time ago, I worked on creating interlinear text (inspired by 
> Karl's work on GnomeSword) but could not quite get it working. I've 
> revisited it because of the interest in a SWORD web interface for the 
> iPhone.
> So now it works  on FireFox, IE and Safari.
> You can take a look at it here:
> www.crosswire.org/~dmsmith/interlinear
> In Him,
>     DM Smith
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