[sword-devel] Versification

peter refdoc at gmx.net
Sun Jan 27 16:50:20 MST 2008

> Seeing as the hard coded versification scheme seems to be limiting many 
> areas of growth for Sword and it's possible uses, I was wondering if a 
> new versification method could be placed as a high priority.
> Just a thought:
> Is it possible to have the Sword library parse a text file with 
> different versifications defined in it?  If so, then a new line could be 
> put in the .conf files stating which versification was used.  I'm also 
> thinking that parsing versification from a text file would probably be 
> incredibly slow.  I just thought that it could be a way that anyone 
> could create a new versification for any use they needed.

I think this suggestion has been around for a while and was always
considered to be a good one. But I could not programme my way out a wet
paperbag either....

> Daniel Blake
> The lurker
> Chris Little wrote:
>> Greg Hellings wrote:
>>> The issue here is that the Vulgate has some Psalms which the KJV has
>>> split that it lumps together and others which the KJV lumps together
>>> split up, and there's an additional Psalm as well.  It's very similar
>>> to the situation in which Esther and Daniel find themselves in the
>>> Catholic form the canon.
>> Ah, ok, then it's just another part of the versification issue. There's 
>> nothing particular about Vulgate versification here and it's not 
>> remotely limited to Psalms. The KJV & Vulgate begin to diverge in 
>> versification back in Exodus, to my recollection.
>> There's not a _good_ solution to the problem right now, but if you just 
>> encode the OSIS correctly, osis2mod will do a fair job of importing the 
>> text. No text is lost, but non-KJV verses appear contiguous with the 
>> preceding KJV verse.
>> --Chris
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