[sword-devel] The problem with dictionaries (by David Ker)

Daniel Owens dhowens at pmbx.net
Wed Feb 16 06:50:26 MST 2011

At TExTonline.org we have set up a project for developing a modern 
replacement for Strongs using WeSay, and therefore LIFT. I haven't 
developed a script to transform the LIFT file into TEI, but that is on 
the to-do list when I actually get to working on this seriously.

However, I have realized that WeSay does not yet offer a Mac build, thus 
limiting the potential for collaboration. I wonder if a web interface to 
edit LIFT or, perhaps even TEI, files would allow for more contributors. 
A wiki format would be more familiar, but it is designed to tag for 
format not in a way that represents the distinctive elements of 
dictionaries, as do LIFT and TEI. I wonder if the SIL folks will ever 
move in this direction...


On 02/16/2011 07:31 AM, David Haslam wrote:
> Precisely - I was thinking about the future, in the context of our tag line,
> Bringing the Gospel to a new generation.
> i.e. If some agencies that we collaborate with [decide to] use LIFT to
> develop lexicons, and it becomes attractive for us to support a Bible
> translation as a SWORD module for the same language[s], then we should also
> take note of LIFT.
> So for us now at least, this is "back burner" stuff - yet mentioned here in
> order to stimulate creative thinking ....
> David

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