[sword-devel] Den Norsk Bibelen - possible digitization artefacts (-)

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Sat Jul 12 14:32:31 MST 2008

These observations came to light earlier today while I was doing a rebuild of
the Norwegian Go Bible, so I decided to check the Sword module as well, even
though it was not derived from that, AFIK.

Visually, there is little difference between an mdash (U+2014) and a
horizontal bar (U+2015), just a small difference in length.

I would plumb for the horizontal bar, which at least has the advantage that
this codepoint can be displayed by my Sony Ericsson K750i, whereas an mdash

-- David

Trevor Jenkins wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Jul 2008, David Haslam <d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
>> Thanks for speedy response, Trevor.
> Not bad for someone suffering New York to London jetlag, eh. ;-)
>> Just to clarify my observation, the tokens were not plain hyphens, but a
>> "hyphen wrapped within parentheses".  i.e. if I wrap the token in quotes
>> here, "(-)".
> Okay. It wasn't clear to me that the parentheses were intended as part of
> the token itself.
>> This just looks as though it was unintended, and is therefore most likely
>> to
>> be an artefact.
>> Here are some examples:
>> Gen 13:10 Da så Lot ut over landet, og han så at hele Jordan-sletten
>> like
>> til Soar overalt var rik på vann, som Herrens have, som Egyptens
>> land(-)det
>> var før Herren hadde ødelagt Sodoma og Gomorra.
>> Gen 14:6 og horittene på deres fjell(-)Se'r-fjellene(-)like til El-Paran
>> ved
>> utkanten av ørkenen.
> As I read those examples it looks to me as if the multi-character token is
> intended to be an n-/m-dash. They offset parenthetical comments or at
> least that is how I read the Norwegian with my Swedish eyes. (A real
> Norwegian or Swede might say otherwise, of course.) It could be that they
> are marking the inclusion of intra-text notes.
> Regards, Trevor
> <>< Re: deemed!
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