[sword-devel] OSIS example

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Sun Mar 4 15:48:40 MST 2012

On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 4:28 PM, Greg Hellings <greg.hellings at gmail.com> wrote:
> Do you have a compiled version of the module up anywhere? I'm very
> surprised by the claim that Xiphos, BibleTime, and BibleCS do not
> support canonical titles.

Both KJV and ESV display their Psalm titles just fine in BibleTime and
Xiphos. Although in BibleTime they are in the pre-chapter material so
you need to scroll up to see them.


> --Greg
> On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM, Daniel Owens <dhowens at pmbx.net> wrote:
>> Based on varied sources, including Patrick's helpful example OSIS Bible, I
>> put together an example OSIS "Bible" that validates and is consistent with
>> the wiki page on OSIS Bibles ( http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/OSIS_Bibles).
>> The text itself is mostly KJV text, with a little Hebrew to illustrate more
>> than what the KJV can by itself. I chose to use the BSP structure because
>> the KJV illustrates the BCV structure well already, and I have no idea idea
>> how to deal with paragraphs and poetry in the BCV structure.
>> You can find the example file and the following list of features at
>> http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/OSIS_Bibles/BSPExample:
>> - BookGroup and section titles, including parallel passages: <title>
>> - Book introduction
>> - List: <list>, <item>
>> - Table: <table>, <row>, <cell>
>> - Bold and italic text: <hi>
>> - Strong's numbers, lemma, and morphology: <w>, @lemma, @morph
>> - Notes, including study notes and cross-references: <note>, <reference>
>> - Marked additions: <transChange>
>> - Canonical title (Psalms): <title type="psalm" canonical="true">
>> - Poetry markup: <lg>, <l>
>> - Divine Name: <seg>, <divineName>
>> - Variants: <seg type="x-variant" subType="x-1">
>> - Abbreviations: <abbr>
>> I compiled and tested the module, and I will send a separate email when I
>> have a chance to record the results systematically. Suffice it to say, no
>> one front-end supports all of the markup well, and some features (such as
>> variants and tables) are conspicuously poorly supported. Since it is not a
>> complete text of the KJV, some odd display issues should be ignored, but
>> most front-ends displayed the "New Testament" title at the bottom of Psalm
>> 3. It would be lovely if front-end developers would see how their front-end
>> handles it (or doesn't). I can send a compiled module to those who are
>> interested.
>> Feedback is welcome. If I have missed something or used less-than-ideal
>> markup, please let me know, and we can change it.
>> Daniel
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