[sword-devel] USFM -> OSIS -> Sword

DM Smith dmsmith at crosswire.org
Tue Mar 6 12:34:19 MST 2012

All front ends should display all text with the punctuation as given. 
Anything other than that is a bug that must be fixed.

They will differ on their styling of that text.

On 03/06/2012 02:17 PM, Kahunapule Michael Johnson wrote:
> On 03/06/2012 12:47 AM, Jonathan Morgan wrote:
>>      1. You accurately preserve all of the original text and
>>         punctuation (including quotation punctuation) exactly as it
>>         was in the original USFM. This involves the complete process
>>         from module creation to display in all front ends. This is an
>>         absolute requirement with respect to the canonical text. If
>>         this condition isn't met, then I don't have permission to
>>         convert these Scriptures to Sword format, nor do you have
>>         such permission.
>> I'm afraid I do not understand how either you or CrossWire can ensure 
>> that *all* front ends display all text correctly.  I have no idea 
>> from your descriptions whether BPBible or any other frontends would 
>> meet the requirements currently.  However, even if they did it is 
>> conceivable that a new front end is created which does not meet the 
>> requirements.  Does this mean that CrossWire immediately loses 
>> permission to distribute the text for use in any of the front ends? 
>> (including all the front ends that are compliant, of course).
> That is a very good question-- one that I really don't want to have to 
> raise with the copyright owners!
> At a minimum, noncompliant front ends may not use the texts if they 
> cannot do so without corrupting them.
> I'm not talking about getting all of the formatting correct. I'm just 
> talking about exactly preserving all text and punctuation of the 
> canonical text. If a front end cannot do that, it should be withdrawn 
> from public distribution, as it is clearly a threat to our ability to 
> distribute Scriptures. Actually, there is a greater threat that 
> copyrights: the fear of God. I wouldn't want to be caught dead or 
> alive corrupting the Holy Bible. I would think that you wouldn't, 
> either. It is a fearsome thing to fall into the hands of God when He 
> is angry.
> I'm glad He is also merciful and full of grace, but I don't want to 
> test His limits.
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