[sword-devel] Wiki front end comparison
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!!
-- 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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