[sword-devel] What is a Sword module?

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Sun Nov 7 18:55:03 MST 2010

Robert, I'm sorry for the confusion. I misunderstood. We have excellent resources for creating a Bible module in OSIS and will gladly guide you in that. It is concerted into an internal format that is easily accessed with the SWORD library in c++ or JSword in java. Other languages are possible via swig. We'll gladly help you with that. It is the internal format to which I spoke. We don't delve into that as the rest should be sufficient. 

In Him,

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On Nov 7, 2010, at 6:02 PM, Robert Hunt <hunt.robertj at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Brian,
>    Actually, I've been trying to play with Sword software and modules in order to gain understanding of how the whole system works, but I've found it very hard to break into.
>    Concerning module formats, I found DM's reply very confusing! "The only documentation that will be provided is the code itself. It is not commented very well. This is deliberate. It is not commented very well. That is not deliberate;) All the code is readily available."
>    As a way of learning, I have tried to make a module from a USFM source but haven't got it working yet.
>    I guess I haven't really grasped the "Crosswire/Sword" culture at all yet. :(
> Robert.
> On 05/11/10 23:29, Brian J. Dumont wrote:
>> On 11/04/2010 08:47 PM, Robert Hunt wrote:
>>> Looking at http://crosswire.org/wiki/Main_Page (and elsewhere), I
>>> don't see any documentation for the Sword module format. Is it
>>> documented anywhere other than in the code or by dissecting a module?
>> I've read your post differently than others.  Are you looking for how to
>> make a new module?  If so, the answers are quite different from those
>> that you've gotten so far.
>> The basic story is that it depends to some degree on what type of module
>> you want to make (Bible, Commentary, GenBook, Dictionary).  This will
>> decide the possible file formats that you could use.
>> If this is actually what you're trying to ask, please let us know what
>> type of module you'd like to make and what type of source you're
>> starting with.
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