[sword-devel] Problem with display of references
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Thu May 7 02:27:05 MST 2009
On May 7, 2009, at 4:46 AM, Adrian Korten wrote:
> Good day,
> I am trying to help with a Thai version of Torrey's New Topical
> Textbook. However, the references are not working as I expected.
> Could someone please explain what I'm doing wrong or if it is a bug
> or missing feature? I am using the Sword Project for Windows but
> don't know this has to do with the sword engine or the UI.
I don't know ThML well enough to comment on it, but will regarding OSIS.
> I have tried this with ThML and OSIS style references in a IMP file.
> They have different results but the end result is not what I'd like.
> I have attached my test files. What I would like is to only display
> the Thai text in the lexicon window. I'd like to have a pop-up or
> jump-to verse selection available. What I would like is for it to
> read the English/standard bible references but display the Thai
> Instead, the OSIS version seems to read and display only the Thai
> references and does not pop up a verse or display a verse list.
> While the ThML version seems to read and display the English/
> standard references and then pop up a verse(s) or display a verse
> I have not tested this a fully conformant OSIS or ThML document. Is
> that the problem?
No, it is not a problem. The SWORD engine does not care as long as the
parts are as it expects. Using imp2mod is a great way to do testing.
> Or is it something else? Nor have I tested it with other programs on
> other platforms because most of the users will be Windows users and
> most already have the Sword Project version.
To see if this is a UI problem try it in Xiphos on Windows which uses
the SWORD engine. To see if it is an encoding problem, try
BibleDesktop, which uses the JSword engine.
> $$$AFFLICTED, DUTY TOWARD THE
> - OSIS example <reference osisRef="Jer.32.39">ch. 32:39</reference>
This is the proper form and should show "ch. 32:39" as the text for a
> - english ref test <reference osisRef="Act.12.5"> Lukes book </
> $$$BEAR, THE
> The kingdom of Antichrist<br /><reference>Rev 13:2</reference>
This is not a proper reference as it has no osisRef. It should display
Rev 13:2, but not as a hyperlink.
> โดยพระคริสต์ <reference osisRef="Eph.2.17,
> Act.10.36"> เอเฟซัส 2:17 กิจการ 10:36 </
> reference><br />
This is not a valid osisRef as it is using a comma and not a space for
> โดย ผู้รับใช้พระเจ้า <reference
> osisRef="Isa.52.7, Rom.10.15"> อิสยาห์ 52:7, โรม
> 10:15 </reference><br />
> โดยทูตสวรรค์ <reference osisRef="Luk.2.14">
> ลูกา 2:14 </reference><br />
> เผยความในใจ <reference osisRef="Lev.12.14, 1Co.
> 4.5">ปัญญาจารย์ 12:14 1 โครินธ์
> 4:5</reference><br />
> <reference osisRef="Psa.130.3, 143.2, Rom 3:19">สดุดี 130:3
> 143:2 โรม 3:19</reference><br />
This is not a valid osisRef, not only because of the comma, but also:
Psa is not the OSIS name for Psalms.
143.2 does not have a book name.
Rom 3:19 is not an OSIS ref as it uses spaces and colon.
While it is not a valid osisRef, both the SWORD and JSword engines
probably don't care and probably can create a verse list from it just
And while it is valid to have an osisRef point to more than one verse,
I don't think the SWORD engine handles it all that well. Most SWORD
frontends are chapter at a time viewers. Having a reference point to
two or more chapters would be problematic. (The same probably goes for
It would be better to encode this last one as:
<reference osisRef="Ps.130.3">สดุดี 130:3</reference>
<reference osisRef="Ps.143.2">สดุดี 143:2</reference>
<reference osisRef="Rom.3:19">โรม 3:19</reference>
Hope this helps.
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