[sword-devel] Windows Utilities

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Tue Jul 23 10:19:26 MST 2013

On Tue, 2013-07-23 at 12:14 -0400, DM Smith wrote: 
> On Jul 23, 2013, at 11:49 AM, David Haslam wrote:
> > DM wrote,
> > 
> > "Regarding linked verses, this is common in commentaries, but until recently
> > was very rare in Bibles. It is still rare in Bibles. 
> > 
> > I can assure you that based upon the large number of Bible projects that I
> > have worked on since 2007, the phenomenon of linked verses (/aka/ verse
> > range tags) is NOT rare. If anything, it is now almost always the case that
> > a Bible edited with Paratext will contain some linked verses. It is very
> > common.
> I'll buy that linked verses is common in new translations.
> So, what percent of the modules in the CrossWire repository have linked verses? Isn't it low?

I am unaware of any test for counting this, but I can confirm that not a
single modern translation (modern being 20th century and since) I have
dealt with had no linked verses. 

As an issue it was for a long time not obvious to many of us. I think at
the time when we did the big Beta testing and clearout - probably 2006
or so, we became aware of the presence of linked verses in many/most
modern translations - which at the time showed itself mostly as empty
verses in our modules.

So, linked verses are a matter of importance, I just struggle to see how
the particular output should be a bug in mod2imp. Within the described
purpose - it is no issue. I would close the bug as a whole and re-open
one for diatheke (unless David comes up with a specific use related
concern relating to mod2imp's current output which he has so far not

The only thing I would really suggest re mod2imp is that that the help
output will be amended to explain how linked verses are expressed.


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