[sword-devel] OSISVariants & SWORD

David Haslam dfhmch at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 24 11:58:32 MST 2017

Whatever one might think as a textual critic about the presence or absence of
diacritical marks in the original Hebrew of the Tanach, there's a strong
sense that such consideration should not come into this technical

The simple truth is that each SWORD module aims to reproduce a clearly
specified source text.

So for example, if the WLC, OSHB and MapM modules were made from a source
with vowels and cantillation, so be it, that's what SWORD should have.

The fact that PocketSword doesn't yet have a UI option to hide these
diacritics is not a controlling factor in deciding what the back-end should
be doing.

If you want PocketSword to be able to hide Hebrew vowels and cantillation,
then add these features to the UI.

Likewise, please don't strip the Greek accents from any module merely due to
not yet having the UI option for modules.

Best regards,


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