[sword-devel] Poetry and indented lines

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 00:19:25 MST 2009

On 10/03/2009, Chris Little <chrislit at crosswire.org> wrote:

> Daniel Owens wrote:
>> One more thing to consider is poetic elements that are right-justified.
>> One of the translations I have worked on preparing for SWORD had "Selah"
>> right justified (VietNVB, in case you're interested). I just encoded it like
>> so:
>> <l level="4">Sê-la.</l>
>> It isn't right-justified, but I think level 3 was the highest indented
>> line I found. There should be a standard way of right-justifying, though.
>> Daniel
> It's not a general purpose right-justify directive, but OSIS does have a
> specific line type for Selah (and Selah-derived) lines:
> <l type="selah">Selah</l>

The way the ESV marks these is <foreign type="x-selah">Selah</foreign> (not
on a line of their own)
The WEB doesn't specially mark them, but they are on a line of their own.

God Bless,
Multitudes, multitudes,
    in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
    in the valley of decision.

Giôên 3:14 (ESV)
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