[sword-devel] From Windows PC to iPhone

Johan Marais (johanma@absa.co.za) johanma at absa.co.za
Fri Aug 6 05:40:29 MST 2010

Good afternoon,

I am making good progress with the mark-up of the bible module for the iPhone, using the suggestions given.

It is not yet in OSIS format, but it looks good on the iPhone using ThML mark-up.

Is it possible to create a dictionary (TEI format, whatever that means) and use the same process (MMM) to load it onto the iPhone?


Johan Marais

From: Johan Marais [mailto:johan.marais at messianic.co.za]
Sent: 29 July 2010 09:09 PM
To: sword-devel at crosswire.org
Cc: Johan Marais (johanma at absa.co.za)
Subject: From Windows PC to iPhone

God evening,

I require assistance please.

I have created a bible module for The SWORD Project for Windows from an IMP / GBF UTF-8 text file, using imp2vs, e.g.

$$$Gen 1:1
In the beginning ...

My goal is to make this same module available for the iPhone and SwordReader.

The bible module has inter alia the following within the text:

Hebrew letters for the Name of the Father and the Son.
Characters with diacritical markers (e.g. h with a dot below, b with a line below, etc. - "special characters")
Blue colored text
Super text

The above (except blue text) show 100% correctly in The SWORD Project for Windows, but superscript and the blue text don't show in Xiphos.

I have copied this module to iPhone and the Hebrew and the special characters, bold, italics and superscript show correctly, but the colored text doesn't show, just black text.

Similarly in SwordReader, except the Hebrew and special characters just show blocks, probably just a font issue. The same with SlideBible (it is a pity the font cannot be changed though).

My first priority is to get this module to work in the iPhone though.

I am using <FS> for superscript, <FB> for bold and <FI> for italics, but I can't find a way to change the color of the text. I have tried <font color="blue"> and <span style="color:blue;">,but neither shows the text in blue. Using these tags to change the color in the .config file work correctly though.

Using <b> and <i> don't work for bold and italics.

Question: How do I change the color of the text for the iPhone please?

I have downloaded all the utilities and have read the posts, but I am at a loss.

All and any help is appreciated - but please note that I am not a programmer, bt can easily enough add / change tags.

Nic Carter referred me to this list.

In His Name,


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