[sword-devel] Wiki front end comparison

Barry Drake bdrake at crosswire.org
Sun Mar 1 06:17:40 MST 2009

Hi there .....

I've only just had chance to take a proper look at the Wiki page.  It 
seems good as far as it goes, but I'm very concerned about the things it 
doesn't compare.  I know I keep going on about BibleCS and NET, but that 
is an important issue to me.  Load NET and look at Gen 1:26.  MouseOver 
on note 26.1 produces a popup: the note is too long to fit and is 
truncated: there is no scroll bar in the popup.  There are many such 
notes in NET that BibleCS can't handle because of their length.  Now 
look at any of the notes that contain a Hebrew word or phrase (Example 
v2 note 2.3) - the Hebrew for tohu and bohu תֹהוּ  and בֹּהוּ  are not 
printed at all.  Having said that, in the NT, the Greek words are 
correctly reproduced in the note popups.  BibleTime, BibleDesktop and 
Xiphos all handle every note correctly.

We can't therefore say that BibleCS handles all of the modules properly: 
it doesn't!!!  It concerns me that the Wiki does not reflect this at 
all, and if I, as a new user pick BibleCS on the grounds that all the 
criteria are supposedly met (this is what the Wiki seems to suggest), I 
am going to dump the Sword Project at the first trial because it simply 
does not handle NET!!

God bless,

-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United 
Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for 
our church homepages).

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