[sword-devel] Linked verses ........

Barry Drake b.drake at ntlworld.com
Tue Aug 15 10:59:41 MST 2006

Hi there ...........

I've been checking out the Linux frontends alongside BibleCS for various 
features.  I note that GnomeSword and BibleDesktop do not handle 'linked 
verses' properly.  All the other frontends seem to work OK with these.  
I mention this, because I am at present negotiating with the copyright 
holder for the JB Phillips New Testament.  If this is successful, we 
will be adding a version which makes heavy use of linked verses. 

As an example, the Phillips version has verses one to eighteen of Matt 1 
as a block with no verse breaks.  Most chapters contain blocks of at 
least six verses.  This is done to increase the readibility, and it 
would not be proper to alter this feature.  Chris Little told me some 
years ago that the proper way to handle this feature was by linking 
verses, and the Phillips module I have here uses that method.

It hasn't been a problem so far as I don't think any of the modules 
currently on offer use linking - am I right?

I am hopeful that we may find a way of offering the Phillips module, 
although negotiations are at a very early stage so far.  Please keep 
this in prayer.

God bless,

-- From Barry Drake (The Revd) minister of the Netherfield United Reformed church, Nottingham see http://www.jesusinnetherfield.org.uk for our church homepages).

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