[sword-devel] [jsword-devel] Missing short bible book names for most languages

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Wed Jan 12 02:44:26 MST 2011

Just to add a little to this conversation.

SWORD has a method VerseKey::getShortText() which should give you an
abbreviated verse reference.

Which currently returns:

[ReferenceSystem's Preferred Abbreviation for the Book] ch:vs"

This is always English.

The intent was to change this to:

_tr([ReferenceSystem's Preferred Abbreviation for the Book]) ch:vs"

which would allow a locales.d/ file to have [Text] entries for each of
these English abbreviations.

I'm not sure who added the locales.d/*_abbrevs.conf locales


On 01/11/2011 06:03 AM, Ben Morgan wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 10:41 PM, DM Smith <dmsmith at crosswire.org
> <mailto:dmsmith at crosswire.org>> wrote:
>     On Jan 11, 2011, at 6:06 AM, Ben Morgan wrote:
>>     BPBible has some of the abbreviations you were looking for that
>>     aren't in jsword: fr, hu, and pt
>>     as well as hi (hindi) and ne (nepali) 
>>     http://code.google.com/p/bpbible/source/browse/#svn%2Ftrunk%2Flocales%2Flocales.d
>>     <http://code.google.com/p/bpbible/source/browse/#svn/trunk/locales/locales.d>
>     Thanks for the info! We'll use it to improve JSword.
>     I'm curious how/why this differs from SWORD's locales.d? Any thought
>     to submitting the differences to the SWORD project?
> It's mostly got extras because that's what we had submitted. Most of the
> locales we have are the same; in a couple of cases BPBible has added
> some extra BPBible specific niceties (0-9 in the other language for
> example). I haven't really got time to submit them at the moment; I'm
> quite happy for someone to put these in the SWORD project (that said, it
> is easier to control them if they are just in BPBible...)
> We also have a BPBible specific english locale that attempts to display
> better booknames (i.e. no roman numerals and reduce the 3 word book names)
> God Bless,
> Ben
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