[sword-devel] USFM to OSIS

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Fri Dec 26 03:56:24 MST 2008

If you have the ability and the XML expertise, you should really write 
in OSIS directly. Sword uses OSIS markup directly, but will never use 
SFM directly. So, using an SFM text will always require conversion to 
OSIS, and that conversion may not be perfect and predictable.

If Bibledit offers enough advantage to make using USFM worth the added 
difficulty of conversion, then you will have to modify one of the 
existing (U)SFM to OSIS converters to handle unsupported features that 
you desire to use (such as Strong's numbers & lemmas). I know that none 
of them support these features currently.

Using OSIS directly may or may not be more difficult for you, but it 
will give you more precise control over the text that Sword uses.


Tonny Kohar wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know how to tagging lemmas/strongs/morph in USFM, so it
> could be correctly converted to OSIS ?
> I try some variation of \w \x \xt \wg \wh, etc but it does not works ?
> or  USFM does not have any supports for lemma ?
> Cheers
> Tonny Kohar
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