[sword-devel] More French questions

Dominique Corbex dominique at corbex.org
Wed Dec 20 02:55:51 MST 2017

Dear John,

I'm the author of the French versifications sheme, I'll do my best to to answer your questions.

There are actually 3 French versification schemes available in Sword/JSword:
 - Calvin      (Bibles de Genève, Martin, Ostervald...)
 - DarbyFr     (Bible Darby)
 - Segond      (Bibles Segond)

This a fresh addition, so you'll need to work with Sword >= 1.7.903.

On Tue, 19 Dec 2017 17:45:38 -0500
"John Dudeck" <john.dudeck at sim.org> wrote:

> I am working on several commentaries in French for use specifically with AndBible. So far they seem to be working more or less.
> I am trying to figure out the correct way to set up French versification. Supposedly Jsword supports the French versifications, but I can't find any documentation on what they are. Do I need to pull the SVN and decipher the source code?

No you don't, but if you want to, the v11n are described in include/canon_*.h files.
The French v11n are named canon_calvin.h, canon_darby.h, canon_segond.h.

There is a small section on the wiki about the French versifications:

> I have several commentaries based on the Louis Segond (LSG) versification.
> 1) do I need to put something in the OSIS tagging to indicate this?

I don't think so. I don't do it. Please note that I'm not an expert in OSIS markup:)

> 2) what -v11n flag should I use for osis2mod.exe? Will that even work, considering the 1.7 version doesn't support French versifications?

osismod.exe (>= 1.7.903) supports -v11n Calvin|DarbyFr|Segond

> 3) what Versification= should I put in mods.d/module.conf?

You should put (case-sensitive):

> I have one commentary that is based on the Colombe Bible, aka Segond Revisée (SER). It has a lot of differences from KJV, LSG, DarbyFR, or Calvin. When I try to compile it with osis2mod, the linking hangs in the book of Joel, and I don't know if it is a problem with my annotateRef tagging or a problem with osis2mod not knowing what to do with the versification.

The following wiki page lists the differences between the KJV and the Segond. 
Although there are a lot differences mainly in Job, Psalms..., there are none in the book of Joel. I guess there is maybe something wrong in your encoding, not specifically the annotateref tag.

Hoping that it will help you
Best regards,

Dominique Corbex
<dominique at corbex.org>

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