[sword-devel] Two new modules available

Ted Janiszewski tedjaniszewski at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 17:14:19 MST 2009

Dear Brian,

Thank you for your work– it's an encouragement to the rest of us.  I would
be interested in seeing your OSIS document, to see what a well-crafted
commentary looks like in its pre-module state.

Grace be with you,

Ted Janiszewski

On Tue, Dec 15, 2009 at 3:21 PM, Brian J. Dumont <bdumont at ameritech.net>wrote:

>  Now available at the Xiphos repo are two new modules: Kretzmann (a
> commentary) and KretzmannMaps.  These come from the 4-Volume "Popular
> Commentary" by Paul Kretzmann completed in 1921 through 1923.  The source of
> the electronic text is the Kretzmann Project, www.kretzmannproject.org
> The commentary module includes more OSIS features than are currently
> supported by SWORD software, in the hopes of being a catalyst to feature
> addition.
> The primary feature is to make external, non-scriptural references into
> links.  It includes links to a number of SWORD modules (references were
> checked against print editions):
>    - [Clarke] (Bible Commentary by Adam Clarke)
>    - [Concord] (The Book of Concord - Genbook)
>    - [Josephus] (The Works of Josephus - Genbook)
>    - [LifeTimes] (The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Alfred
>    Edersheim - Genbook)
> I'd like to give an example of why we should support this type of
> inter-book linking.  For the module "LifeTimes", the SWORD module is
> organized by Book/Chapter.  The original print edition is organized by
> Volume/Book/Chapter.  References to the book in "Kretzmann" are by
> Volume/Page.  This means that if someone wants to follow the reference given
> by Kretzmann using the SWORD module "LifeTimes", that he needs to first go
> to a print edition in order to find what book and chapter correspond to a
> specific volume/page.  I think that it is obvious that that is downright
> silliness.
> Later we could add links to modules on our "wish list":
>    - Schaff Commentary
>    - Keil/Delitzsch Commentary
>    - Expositor's Greek Testament
>    - "In the Days of Christ" by Alfred Edersheim
>    - "The Temple" by Alfred Edersheim
>    - ... and a bunch of others
> The "elephant in the room" when one gets into this commentary are the links
> to Luther's writings.  All Luther references are made to an
> original-language collection of Luther's Works (German and Latin mixture).
> To date I'm told that about half of Luther's writings have been translated
> into English and about half of that is in the public domain.  I don't know
> either German or Latin, so I can't really set these links to point to the
> module "LuthersWorks" without an enormous amount of pain.
> Other OSIS features in Kretzmann that I hope are one day supported:
>    - better handling of OSIS <q> tags - these are in the OSIS file, but I
>    strip them out before building the module in order to get proper right and
>    left double quotes ... If <q> handling is improved, I'd love to see some
>    sort of front-end support to assist the reader with long quotes.  Maybe the
>    start and end of the quote is highlighted when the mouse is over the quote
>    or something.  Maybe a baloon window showing the contents of the "who"
>    attribute.
>    - better <hi> support for things like smallcaps, subscripts, and
>    superscripts
>    - support for OSIS tables
> I will very gladly make the original OSIS document available to anyone,
> especially to developers who might be looking to add support for some of
> these features :)
> Enjoy,
> Brian
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