[sword-devel] Shorter book name abbreviations

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 07:22:08 MST 2010

Book abbreviations are part of the translations of SWORD, are they
not?  If they are, it should be relatively easy to allow users to edit
and add them to their heart's content by providing a programmatic
method to allow them to edit the localization files.  That would allow
the user to set their own two or even one character abbreviations if
they wanted.

Of course, I could be wildly mistaken in that.


On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 9:05 AM, Jonathan Morgan <jonmmorgan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> We have received a request that all books have 2 letter abbreviations, like
> Luke does (Lk).  Full text below:
> "Sometimes I do a lot of searches, and it would also be faster if the
> abbreviations for books were reduced to 2 consonants, like rv for Revelation
> or rm for Romans, rather than rom. Most are only two, like like for Luke,
> but for some reason others are not."
> I can't think off hand of any problems with this other than the increased
> potential for collisions and multiple abbreviations being used for the same
> book name.  What do others think.  Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
> Jon
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