[sword-devel] Greek Polyglot

Tonny Kohar tonny.kohar at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 20:36:59 MST 2009


On Fri, Jul 3, 2009 at 8:12 AM, Steven DeRose<sderose at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Tonny,
> Many thanks! I hadn't looked at Bible Desktop before; I like it! What I was
> looking for is pretty close to the view I can get in there. Bible Desktop
> looks like a really nice piece of work, I'm going to be using it regularly,
> I think. Since it's using XSL to produce the displays, would I be correct it
> takes straight OSIS as input?
> Only thing is, I'd also like to be able to get at the XML or HTML it's
> producing, for example so I can typeset myself a nice printable form, or do
> post-processing (like analyzing the diffs between GNT editions, etc). That
> poses a couple challenges:
> 1) There's no "export" (the "save as" only appears to save a list of the
> presently-visible references). I may take a shot at trying to add an OSIS
> export (any tips on where to start from for learning my way around the code,
> appreciated).

For BibleDesktop, there should be an export/viewer of the raw, osis,
and html output. But it is disabled in normal mode, you need to use
debug mode which I forget how to enable it (DM Smith might be able to
help you here)

For Alkitab, you can right click on the tab of viewer, there should be
a source viewer.

> 2) There doesn't seem to be a way to view a whole book at a time (other than
> small books). For example, I tried to open just "Matthew", and it stopped in
> chapter 7; there's a "more" button that gets me another few chapters, but no
> way to get a whole book? Seems kinda weird (though I see a slowdown when I
> open a lot, it would be nice to be able to open a whole book even if I had
> to wait, if only so I could do a whole export!)

I guess it is by design so it minimize the loading time (Performance
reason). However, you can always use the API directly to get the whole

> Who actually maintains Bible Desktop etc? The license only says it's
> copyrighted by "the authors", and the about box has no names or URIs either.
> Thanks!
> s

I believe the current maintainer is DM Smith. and as far as I know, he
is monitoring this list as well. Hope he can answer your specific
question regarding BibleDesktop.

Tonny Kohar
Alkitab Bible Study
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