[sword-devel] Versification

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sat Sep 11 12:15:57 MST 2010


I have brought this up before, relating it to the Jerusalem Bible,
which does something similar.  Instead of using A, B, C, etc, they
simply will number a verse as "2:7, 1:3" to reflect both popular types
of versification or they will go "1:1, 1:2, 1:2a, 1:2b, 1:2c, 1:3,
1:4" to indicate additional material present in Greek Esther or

No one has given me a solid answer as to how that would be encoded.  I
don't even know if the engine has support for chapter "numbers" that
are represented as letters.  It would be easiest to use a General Book
driver which allows arbitrary key values, if the GenBook-VerseKey
bridge was completed.  I don't know that it is, as I haven't heard
anything about it for some time.


On Sat, Sep 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:
> How do you deal with a versification which is using two separate chapter
> counters in a book which aun in an interspersed way?
> 1, 2, 3, ...
> and
> A, B, C, ..
> This is to deal with Greek and Hebrew Esther and Daniel.
> To make it more complicated, some "numbered" chapters start and finish
> with a "lettered" chapter interspersed.
> 1:1, 1:2, 1:3, A:1, A:2, A:3, 1:4, 1:5... You get my drift.
> I would rather have it right, but I would rather have it working too.
> And that bugs me.
> This is obviously the Portuguese Bible.
> Peter
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