[sword-devel] using a zText module

Daniel Hughes trampster at gmail.com
Sat Aug 11 01:25:42 MST 2012


I'm trying to use sword from c#. I have used swig to generate a wrapper for
just enough of sword to open a module and render some text.

I followed the example in the API primer found here:

I downloaded the webster module only to discover that it was zText module
and not a rawtext module as shown in the  example. So instead I tried to
use the ESV module (which is also ztext).

However the RenderText() call returns nothing (empty string). Here is the
code I am using:

SWKey key = new SWKey("jas 1:18");
zText esv = new zText("modules/texts/ztext/esv", "ESV", "English Standard
Console.WriteLine (esv.RenderText());

I noticed that that even if I pass in a folder that does not exist, I never
get an error, RenderText just carries on returning an empty string. I
created a wrapper for the .Error() function which always returns 0.

I have tried using an absolute path, a relative path, i've tried using an
ESV module I downloaded from crosswire and one which I installed using

I am the developer of a bible application found in the debian repros and
would love to add support for sword modules. Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Daniel Hughes
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