[sword-devel] Av11n modules - was Deuterocanonical books / Apocrypha

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Feb 2 16:22:10 MST 2014

On 02/02/2014 06:57 AM, Barry Drake wrote:
> On 02/02/14 11:20, Barry Drake wrote:
>> Correct me if I'm wrong, but currently the only modern English
>> Language version I can see that contains the deutero-canon is the CPDV
>> version.  I'm not at all sure about this version, partly because it is
>> a bit ponderous to read, and also because it is the work of only one
>> person rather than a group of translators.  Michael mentions the WEB
>> version as having the extra books - the Sword module I can find
>> contains only the 66 book canon.  Is there anything else out there
>> please?
> I thought I'd have a play.  I downloaded the osis file from
> http://ebible.org/ and using the command:   osis2mod ./
> eng-webbe_osis.xml -z -v KJVA  and the following as a .conf file:
> [webbe_a]
> DataPath=./modules/texts/ztext/webbe_a/
> ModDrv=zText
> Encoding=UTF-8
> BlockType=BOOK
> CompressType=ZIP
> SourceType=OSIS
> MinimumVersion=1.6.1
> SwordVersionDate=2009-10-24
> OSISVersion=2.1.1
> Version=
> TextSource=
> LCSH=Bible. English.
> DistributionLicense=Public Domain
> Lang=en
> Description=World English Bible with Apocrypha
> About=
> Versification=KJVA
> InstallSize=
> I made a working module.  The osis2mod error messages show that neither
> KJVA nor any of the other currently available 'with'apocrypha'
> versifications are correct.  As an example, 4 Maccabees is ignored
> completely ....  there are a host of other unsupported verses.  I wonder
> if there is any chance someone could add a WEBA versification (or
> explain to me very gently how to make one?)  Chris Little maybe?
> God bless,        Barry.

There is no possibility that I would consider adding a versification 
system for the WEB. It fits none of the criteria warranting a new 
versification system.

NRSVA should work fairly well, but there are some inconsistencies here & 
there. For example Ps 151 is called AddPs.151 in the WEB but AddPs.1 in 
Sword, and EpJer is called EpJer.6 in the WEB but Bar.6 in Sword. I'm 
not sure what's causing you a segfault, but I think it is sometimes 
caused by unrecognized book names. I'm currently working on improving 
osis2mod, so I'll keep an eye out for that issue.

Alternately, Kostya made a suggestion a while back that might serve 
translations with quirky versifications like this. I'll comment on that 
suggestion when I get an opportunity to bump it for visibility.


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