[sword-devel] Need some help before starting new OSIS file
johnduffy at cgcf.net
johnduffy at cgcf.net
Fri Aug 21 03:54:48 MST 2009
I've been through the wiki, and lots of its links, and on how to make
modules etc. It's great to have volunteers who can help, as otherwise I'm
not sure I would be confident enough to be able to start it and see it
through to the end.
From: David Haslam [mailto:d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk]
Sent: 20 August 2009 21:03
To: sword-devel at crosswire.org
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Need some help before starting new OSIS file
I trust you are already aware of the CrossWire wiki. This page is good
place to start....
For the specific questions, there are several CrossWire volunteers who are
able and willing to help.
> I mentioned some months ago about wanting to convert the Bible in
> Irish into a Sword module. It became clear then that to do so, I need
> to produce an OSIS file. I'm now able to work on it again, and have
> some questions that I would appreciate some help on.
> I'm not trying to produce the most enhanced version of an OSIS file at
> this stage, but I simply want to convert the existing vpl format file
> into OSIS as a starter. The results will be basic, but usable, I
> trust. I'm a newbie to Sword also, so some questions may seem rather
> basic, but please bear with me.
> 1 Can I use alternative quotation marks (“ for " and so on) to
> globally replace single and double quotations, instead of having to go
> through the whole text and use the 'q level'? The use of single and
> double quotations has already been differentiated by the publisher for
> nested quotations.
> 2 I have two file versions - one file with line breaks (using rtf code)
> and headings (marked up as bold using rtf code) within verses, while
> the other file has neither and is the most basic vpl. I would like to
> use the version with line breaks and headings. The headings seem
> relatively easy to implement in OSIS using title. Is it OK to use
> type="main" for a book title, type="chapter" for the start of
> chapters, and type="sub" for passage headings within a chapter?
> 3 Can I implement line breaks using lb within a verse? (They are not
> grouped so lg seems like a lot of work to get the same result.)
> 4 Just for clarity, I gather that I should be using milestones for
> chapter and verses - is that correct?
> 5 Since I don't have paragraphs marked and therefore won't be using
> paragraphs in OSIS, I presume that each verse will automatically start
> on a new line when displayed - is this correct?
> 6 For the very occasional places where italics are found in the
> if I use the <hi type="italic"> element will that be interpreted
> correctly by osis2mod? (I'm currently marking them up using rtf
> code.) There is no uniform reason for their use so other more
> specific markups are not practical at this time.
> 7 This is a 73 book canon. Is there a definition or specification for
> the KJVA or Vulgate v11n available with the number of verses in each
> chapter and chapters per book?
> I appreciate all your help at this stage.
> John Duffy
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