[sword-devel] Problems with SFMToOSIS
chrislit at crosswire.org
Wed Jul 2 03:16:28 MST 2008
Daniel Owens wrote:
> Chris, why do you recommend SFMToOSIS over usfm2osis.pl?
If usfm2osis.pl gives you better results, then by all means, use it. But
SFMToOSIS was developed in close collaboration with a couple of
different Bible societies using the defined mapping between USFM and OSIS.
usfm2osis.pl is based on a one-off tool written specifically for a few
work-for-hire conversions done for ABS. It wasn't originally written for
USFM specifically and lacks support for a lot of USFM markers because at
the time, I was working without the benefit of any USFM documentation.
Furthermore, the code itself is a bit of a mess.
> I may try my (inexperienced) hand at augmenting usfm2osis.pl.
By all means, if you can improve usfm2osis.pl, that would be welcomed. I
have a feeling our hopes may ultimately lie in Bibledit's SFM to OSIS
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