[sword-devel] KJV Beta issue
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Wed Jun 10 12:55:18 MST 2009
Greg Hellings wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 2:36 PM, David Haslam<d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
>> DM is correct - I just checked four different printed editions of the KJV in
>> our house, and they all have Pilcrows as part of the text. One of them had
>> a distinctly different typeface appearance for this character, but it was
>> definitely there in all the right places.
>> It may be noted in passing that a majority of digital versions of the KJV on
>> the world wide web actually omit the Pilcrows, which means that, in this
>> respect at least, they are not being as faithful as they should. Probably
>> these are also editions which don't use italics for the interpolated words.
> Do these same electronic sources actually display the
> verse-as-paragraph typesetting of the KJV or do they use the pilcrow
> characters to delineate typeset paragraphs? I've seen that done
> before with the KJV, though very infrequently.
Every KJV that I have shows each verse starting on a new line, with the
verse number at the beginning of the line. Most do not display the verse
number for verse 1.
>> In the book "The Authorized Edition of the English Bible (1611) - Its
>> Subsequent Reprints and Modern Representatives" by F.H.A. Scrivener (1884),
>> I could not find any reference to pilcrows, nor even a hint about these in
>> the section (IV) about "Its punctuation".
>> -- David
>> David Haslam wrote:
>>> And if you didn't already know, the name of this symbol is the Pilcrow.
>>> The pilcrow sign is ¶ (U+00B6). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilcrow
>>> The section sign is § (U+00A7). See
>>> Enjoy learning (I do)!
>>> - David
>>> DM Smith-5 wrote:
>>>> Brian J. Dumont wrote:
>>>>> I'm using KJV Beta (2.4), and have noticed quite a few paragraph
>>>>> markers (¶) which show up. See Num 16:12 for one example.
>>>>> Shouldn't these be replaced with osis markup to denote paragraphs?
>>>> No, they are part of the text of the KJV.
>>>> In Him,
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