[sword-devel] Tables across verse boundaries

Chris Burrell chris at burrell.me.uk
Tue Mar 18 01:53:56 MST 2014

In this module, we have various types of lists and various types of tables.

For example, the start of Genesis 1 is rendered as "list" markup in the
source of the module. This is representing as a hanging paragraph in the
print version, e.g.

aaaaa d dddd
   bbbb c d ddddd dd
   cccc  ddd d ddd

In Neh 7, for example, this is rendered as a two-column table, with some
items marked as indented, e.g.

1 aaaaaaa hhh hhh         18
       nnnn                7
     2 mmmm                9
       jjjj               88

I will try later on to render this as a list. I guess it makes sense that
the source module tables may map to the OSIS list types. I suspect the
<list> tag would get dropped. Will test.

On 18 March 2014 08:34, David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com> wrote:

> It was relevant insomuch that it helped me to understand and clarify the
> problem.
> And for DM too, as the example from the GNB in the USFM User Reference
> illustrates that some modern translations have opted to use tables to
> simplify repetitive looking lists in passages such as the one in Numbers.
> Can't blame the translators. It's a good idea, even if it departs from a
> wooden literalness.
> Best regards,
> David
> PS. There are 11 tables in the Welsh Beibl.net USFM files for the Complete
> Bible.
> Here's the first example in Numbers 1
> \p
> \v 5-15 “Dyma enwau'r dynion sydd i'ch helpu chi:
> \tr \th1 Llwyth \th2 Arweinydd
> \tr \tc1 Reuben \tc2 Elisur fab Shedeŵr
> \tr \tc1 Simeon \tc2 Shelwmiel fab Swrishadai
> \tr \tc1 Jwda \tc2 Nachshon fab Aminadab
> \tr \tc1 Issachar \tc2 Nethanel fab Tswár
> \tr \tc1 Sabulon \tc2 Eliab fab Chelon
> \m Yna meibion Joseff:
> \tr \tc1 Effraim \tc2 Elishama fab Amihwd
> \tr \tc1 Manasse \tc2 Gamaliel fab Pedatswr
> \m Wedyn,
> \tr \tc1 Benjamin \tc2 Abidan fab Gideoni
> \tr \tc1 Dan \tc2 Achieser fab Amishadai
> \tr \tc1 Asher \tc2 Pagiel fab Ochran
> \tr \tc1 Gad \tc2 Eliasaff fab Dewel
> \tr \tc1 Nafftali \tc2 Achira fab Enan.”
> \m
> In none of the tables do they cross verse boundaries.
> They all use a verse range before the table begins.
> This source text is yet to be made into an updated module, even though we
> have had the files since last July.
> Tables are not the main obstacle. Nested tags are the unsolved issue in
> usfm2osis.py
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