[sword-devel] iPhone frontend alpha screenshots

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Mon Nov 24 07:36:06 MST 2008

Ditto here. Even in the Psalms the chapter division is questionable in 
at least one place, maybe two. Psalms 9 and 10 are an alphabetical 
acrostic, so they are meant to be read together. I was listening to a 
sermon or something the other day and a chapter division kept me 
flipping between chapters in SwordReader. It was not very practical.

The screenshots look great, though. It looks great for a first stab!


seb.sword at koocotte.org wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 07:05:28AM -0500, Ian Wagner wrote:
>> Please let me know any ideas/suggestions you have.
> Really nice !
> I have one suggestion you may find irrelevant: Don't cut on chapters but on
> books.
> I know that most (all?) sword frontend are displaying text chapter by
> chapter, and sword-API is probably build this way; but I think it's a very
> bad idea. Chapters and verses are a common and useful way to locate a text
> fragment, not a way to cut text. This create artificial separations. Except
> for Psalms, books are a more relevant separation, text was not initialy
> written in small parts.
> This may requiere a more tricky usage of libsword, keeping 3 or 4 chapters
> at the same time to display text as if it was the full book.

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