[jsword-devel] Missing short bible book names for most languages

Ben Morgan benpmorgan at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 04:06:09 MST 2011

There are two types of abbreviations for booknames:
1) abbreviations that are recognized when parsing user input (i.e. we can
parse Isa 3:5).
2) abbreviations of a bookname that are shown to the user when an
abbreviated form is used (i.e. for Isaiah 3:5, we show Isa 3:5).

Peter is talking about 1), but Martin is talking about 2).

BPBible has some of the abbreviations you were looking for that aren't in
jsword: fr, hu, and pt
as well as hi (hindi) and ne (nepali)

Incidentally, I disagree with David that we should remain faithful to the
abbreviated booknames used by the translators of each translation -
consistency in the application is I believe more important than being
perfectly faithful to the printed text. I don't mind the idea of having
options for switching between different booknames/abbreviated booknames in
one locale, though.

God Bless,
Multitudes, multitudes,
    in the valley of decision!
For the day of the LORD is near
    in the valley of decision.

Giôên 3:14 (ESV)

On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 7:28 PM, Peter von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net> wrote:

> On 10/01/11 23:37, Martin Denham wrote:
> > I did wonder if there might be an alternative source of short names,
> > possibly from another sword project like Xiphos, that we could use to
> > insert the correct short names in our properties files.
> I think the problem is - the locale abbreviations are only meant to be
> there if the abbreviations are non-obvious, i.e. not deductable for the
> software.
> First Corinthians
> 1Cor
> but not:
> Isaiah
> Isa
> So, even those languages you listed as will not by necessity have the
> "proper" short names. If they have, this is - strictly - redundant for
> the purpose of the locale files (at least in their current incarnation).
> I copy this into sword-devel as there are more readers there.
> Peter
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