[sword-devel] Midverse section titles in USFM
dfhmch at googlemail.com
Sun Jun 2 00:49:41 MST 2013
This thread was posted in December 2010, yet nobody seems to have responded
The question of *midverse titles* has just come to the top of pile again.
*Background*: There are many such occurrences in the USFM files for the *Tok
e.g. in Genesis 2
\v 4 Long dispela pasin tasol, God i wokim skai na graun na olgeta samting.
\s God i wokim gaden bilong Iden
\p Taim God, Bikpela i mekim kamap skai na graun,
\v 5 i no gat diwai na gras samting i kamap long graun yet, long wanem, em i
no salim ren i kam daun yet. Na i no gat man bilong wokim gaden.
The text on the line with the \p tag is part of verse 4.
Michael Johnson commented: (personal email communication)
That example is exactly what it looks like: a *midverse section header*.
That is not only allowed in USFM and OSIS, it is done in enough translations
that I would say that supporting that feature is mandatory. If SWORD can't
handle that yet, then that sounds like a bug to fix in SWORD.
cf. I'm painfully aware that we still face huge problems even getting
*preverse* content found in USFM right through to work as required in SWORD
front-ends. Though attention is being given to each of the separate steps
along the way, I'm more than anxious that so few of us seem to grasp the
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