[sword-devel] Module Display Names

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Wed Jan 19 19:47:47 MST 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 1:42 PM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com>wrote:

> Since we have an abbreviation field already designated for the conf,
> perhaps we should make it required?  Or perhaps applications could
> use, first, the Abbreviation field if present and only fall back to
> the module name if an Abbreviation is lacking? That way the module
> creator of GerThis or GerThat could display THIS instead of GerThis if
> they wanted in well-behaved applications?
> Otherwise, what is the purpose of the Abbreviation field?
It's probably best not to make it required (most existing modules won't have
it), but trying using the Abbreviation first then the Name as a replacement
if necessary was the use case it was specifically put in for.

When this last came up was when it was decided to put the Abbreviation field
in the .conf files, but I don't know that
a) it was done in any of the conf files
b) any frontend authors added support for it

If a) happens, b) is likely to follow.

God Bless,
Multitudes, multitudes,
    in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
    in the valley of decision.

Giôên 3:14 (ESV)
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