[sword-devel] NASB module

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 10 18:51:43 MST 2008

This mostly falls on me to make the change. I am preparing for my  
daughter's wedding on Nov 22 and have house guests for the entire week  
following. Once that passes, I'll have lots of time to devote to  
making final changes to the NASB module.

The bigger issue to getting the NASB out, are the NAS Greek and Hebrew  
lexicons. These have been provided to a select few for testing. These  
are TEI modules and seem to work just fine in BibleCS and  
BibleDesktop. In BibleCS they are quite plain because the filter is  
rather plain (i.e. it handles very few tags). My guess is that it  
works in a similar fashion in GnomeSword, MacSword and BibleTime.

As to the paragraph marker, OSIS explains that <milestone> is used to  
record information in the printed document (as well as a few other  
discreet usages). AFAIR, the engine does not recognize the suggested  
form of milestone. But I could be mistaken. I'd really rather use  
something that is currently supported so that we don't have to wait  
for another release of the SWORD engine and the front-ends.

As to the <divineName> issue, there are two possible ways to mix it  
with <w>:
1) As in the KJV <w><seg><divineName>Lord</divineName></seg></w>
(Yes, w should change in the OSIS spec to include divineName!)
2) As in the NASB <divineName><w>Lord</w></divineName>

I'll have to search my memory as to why I did NASB differently. It was  
deliberate, solving a different scenario, but I don't remember exactly  

In Him,

On Nov 10, 2008, at 8:12 PM, Troy A. Griffitts wrote:

> There has been a recent push to finish the NASB testing.  There have
> been only a few people provided with the keys, as Lockman would expect
> us to not make them freely available to a wide audience.
> This discussion is regarding general module markup practice, so I am
> posting here for comments.
> Testing done with module from (I hope this is the latest):
> lockman <PM> (paragraph marker) is being changed to:
> <lb type="x-end-paragraph"/> <lb type="x-begin-paragraph"/>
> The add too much whitespace in the frontends.  I'd rather use:
> <milestone type="line" subType="x-PM"/>
> lockman L\ORD<MH3068>/ is being changed to:
> <divineName><w lemma="strong:H3068">Lord</w></divineName>
> which seems fine but our KJV text uses:
> <w lemma="strong:H03068"><seg><divineName>Lord</divineName></seg></w>
> We need to decide what our internal OSIS will look like for this
> construct and stick with it.  I don't like the <seg> but know why you
> did it.  I would prefer the KJV markup and drop the <seg>.  I'll get  
> the
> OSIS guys to fix the spec.  We already support that markup the best
> anyway (with or without the seg).  Currently swordweb doesn't work  
> with
> the NASB markup, and I'm guessing other filters also don't work.
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