[sword-devel] seeking consensus on OSIS lemma best practice
dcowens76 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 13:40:42 MST 2012
Gary Holmlund and I are working on a problem related to the Westminster
Hebrew Morphology (WHM) module. We need a consensus on markup practices
for OSIS lemma.
I was having a problem getting natural Hebrew lemma to look up an entry
and display it in the mag window. Gary discovered that if "H" is
prefixed to lemma in WHM, the BibleTime mag window works with Hebrew
lemma (as opposed to Strong's numbers).
My understanding is that this is not typical OSIS best practice but a
SWORD convention. I resisted at first, but now I think there is some
wisdom to using this method. We need some way to distinguish between
Hebrew and Aramaic words, which can be identical in form but not in
meaning. WHM uses @ for Hebrew and % for Aramaic. I suggested to Gary
that we compromise and simply change @ to H and % to A, modifying
BibleTime to strip A and H and use that to look for the entry in the
The markup would look like this:
Hebrew (from Deuteronomy): <w lemma="whmlemma:Hאבד"
Aramaic (from Jeremiah): <w lemma="whmlemma:Aאבד"
The main problem I see is that other front-ends may not follow the
process of looking for G or H and then stripping the character before
looking up the entry.
Could we come to a consensus on this?
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