[sword-devel] More questions regarding osis/module making woes

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Mon Jul 16 08:32:16 MST 2012

Sorry for top posting.

Generally the best results for import are got by using quality USFM and
then using usfm2osis.pl, instead of using bibledit's import mechanism,
which was never intended for a formal module submission.

The headlines are a pain in the neck as we found that one of our import
routines (osis2mod) is currently in broken state. The best results are
achieved if we use usfm2osis.pl , then add relevant type and subtype to
(most of) the titles + then import the module with an older version of

On Mon, 2012-07-16 at 19:50 +0800, Luke & Ruth S. wrote:
> I've seen it mentioned on the wiki that jsword does not read the 
> x-preverse correctly so that it places a number before the heading. Is 
> there anyway to make that show up correctly in jsword? Why does ESV get 
> it correctly? My guess is that ESV might be imported from thtml and not 
> osis? Also I registered a bug with xiphos over a year ago that the 
> headings at beginning of chapters don't show. I missed the e-mail where 
> the developer asked for a copy of my osis and module and so the bug is 
> now closed. The developer said he couldn't reproduce the problem. Has 
> anyone else experienced this problem with xiphos? I find it strange that 
> enabling or disabling header within xiphos doesn't actually have any 
> affect on my headers. They appear to be hard-coded into the text. My 
> boss is looking for perfection on this publishing and I am no where 
> close to being able to deliver. Any help you can provide would be 
> greatly appreciated. I will include a small portion of my osis from the 
> beginning of a chapter. The osis was originally exported from Bibledit 
> and now I'm making manual edits to tweak things in order for it to work. 
> It does validate, but Peter showed me that there were still some funky 
> things in it. Anyway, here goes:
> <verse sID="Matt.15.39" osisID="Matt.15.39"/>
> Jari pinapole' saga a'a inān e' si Isa. Pariyata' iya ni bayanan bo' 
> yampa pauntas ni lahat Magadan. <verse eID="Matt.15.39"/>
> <chapter eID="Matt.15"/>
> <chapter sID="Matt.16" osisID="Matt.16" n="16"/>
> </p>
> </div>
> <div type="section">
> <title>Saga Parisi Mikipa'nda' Paltanda'an</title>
> <p>(Markus 8:11-13, Lukas 12:54-56) </p>
> <p>
> <verse sID="Matt.16.1" osisID="Matt.16.1"/>
> Manjari aniya' saga Parisi maka saga Saddusi bay pina'an ni si Isa. 
> Bilahi sigām anulayan iya bo' supaya iya tajallat ma bissalana. Angkanna 
> sigām mikipa'nda' paltanda'an, palsaksi'an in iya b'nnal taga-kapatut 
> min Tuhan. <verse eID="Matt.16.1"/>
> <verse sID="Matt.16.2" osisID="Matt.16.2"/>
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