[sword-devel] Incomplete verses in BHS

Dan Griswold sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 12 Feb 2004 12:12:38 -0500

Hi there,

I have discovered a problem in the book of Isaiah in the sword module
for the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS). I noticed it first with
chapter 6. There, several verses are incomplete. Verse 2 ends after
the second radical ("letter") of the third word. Only part of the
first word of verse 4 is present. Verse 5 ends partway through the
ninth word. There are similar problems with verses 9 and 13.

Incomplete verses are relatively easy to spot, even for those who
can't read Hebrew: ends of verses are marked by a colon (:). When a
verse does not end with a colon in the module, then this is a strong
indicator that the verse is probably incomplete. That is confirmed by
a comparison with the printed text.

Glancing through the nearby chapters in Isaiah, I find problems in
other chapters. I noticed it, by quickly checking, in chapters 1, 5,
and 7. It's probably throughout the whole text, but proving that is
more effort than it's worth, unless I find out otherwise.

I believe that it is a problem with the module rather than with the
program used to display the text, because I get the same results
whether I use GnomeSword (2) or BibleTime.

I do not know if this problem originates with the packaging of this
module or further "upstream." So, if this bug is best reported
elsewhere, I'd be happy to know that.



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