[sword-devel] Shorter book name abbreviations
jonmmorgan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 19 07:27:36 MST 2010
They are plain text files, so it is certainly possible to edit them.
However, anything that is editable will probably not be edited by very many
people, so I think it is important to get the defaults "right". The
questions are more "Does anyone think that these kind of two character
abbreviations make sense to be included by default?" and "Can anyone see any
major problems with using these kind of two character abbreviations?"
BTW, the standard English locale seems to already have some one letter
abbreviations, such as "N" for "Numbers" and "P" for "Psalms".
On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 12:22 AM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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>
> > Hi all,
> > We have received a request that all books have 2 letter abbreviations,
> > 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
> > 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
> > book name. What do others think. Is this a good idea or a bad idea?
> > Jon
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