[sword-devel] Versification

DJ Ortley djortley at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 10:36:33 MST 2008

At this point I'd like to step up and point out that I've off and on 
talked about being interested in adding support to the 
detuerocanon/apocrypha, which in my mind would then springboard to 
handling dynamic versification.  I've not personally done anything as 
I'm as busy as anybody else, on top of being perpetually in ADHD mode. :)

I basically know what needs to be done, but I have to wrap my head 
around the engine quite a bit more before I feel I can personally start 
any work.  I'm willing to head or simply be involved in this effort.

Also, I wrote a program that converts the various texts from the 
Vulsearch (vulsearch.sourceforge.net) project to OSIS formatted texts 
that can be converted to Sword modules.  The idea in the end is to setup 
a cron job that grabs the update.txt file from the Vulsearch site and 
regenerate the modules if necessary (I was planning to host this on the 
Cathnet server, I hadn't talked about this on Sword yet.)  I basically 
have permission to use the Vulgate text and the update file (which is 
why its a public file), but I may need to get further permission to use 
contributed texts such as the DRC.

Regardless, I can generate a proofread DRC module as a genbook for 
testing (might be better for us non Greek speaking people who don't yet 
know what to make of the LXX.)


Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
> Frontend developers and end users are of course interested in having
> good support for navigating in a Bible so that giving a reference as
> input would give the expected output. It may be impossible to map
> references inside works so that the result would always be correct but I
> think that it might be reasonable to give the user a possibility to
> choose the versification scheme with Bibles. I mean, it should be
> possible for the user to give a verse so that he gets the same actual
> content from every translation. Otherwise e.g. parallel Bible support
> becomes impossible. Technically this means that there should be some
> kind of mappings for each versification system.
> I remember vaguely that this point has been discussed before but now
> when we are talking about versification I'd like to know more about this
> issue, too.
>   Yours,
> 	Eeli Kaikkonen (Mr.), Oulu, Finland
> 	e-mail: eekaikko at mailx.studentx.oulux.fix (with no x)
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