[sword-devel] KJV Beta issue

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Wed Jun 10 12:36:24 MST 2009

DM is correct - I just checked four different printed editions of the KJV in
our house, and they all have Pilcrows as part of the text.  One of them had
a distinctly different typeface appearance for this character, but it was
definitely there in all the right places.

It may be noted in passing that a majority of digital versions of the KJV on
the world wide web actually omit the Pilcrows, which means that, in this
respect at least, they are not being as faithful as they should.  Probably
these are also editions which don't use italics for the interpolated words.

In the book "The Authorized Edition of the English Bible (1611) - Its
Subsequent Reprints and Modern Representatives" by F.H.A. Scrivener (1884),
I could not find any reference to pilcrows, nor even a hint about these in
the section (IV) about "Its punctuation".

-- David

David Haslam wrote:
> And if you didn't already know, the name of this symbol is the Pilcrow.
> The pilcrow sign is ¶ (U+00B6). See  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilcrow
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilcrow 
> The section sign is § (U+00A7). See 
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_sign
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Section_sign 
> Enjoy learning (I do)!
> - David
> DM Smith-5 wrote:
>> Brian J. Dumont wrote:
>>> I'm using KJV Beta (2.4), and have noticed quite a few paragraph 
>>> markers (¶) which show up.  See Num 16:12 for one example.
>>> Shouldn't these be replaced with osis markup to denote paragraphs?
>> No, they are part of the text of the KJV.
>> In Him,
>>     DM
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