[sword-devel] Strong's Numbers Standards

Michael H cmahte at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 00:12:47 MST 2017

STEP suggests that leading zeros do not belong in between the letter and
the digits.


On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 10:38 PM, Gary Holmlund <gary at holmlund.org> wrote:

> I am trying to understand the various forms that Strong's references can
> have. Let me explain with an example from BibleTime when we hover over a
> word and automatically display the Strong's reference text.
> In the new testament (KJV and ESV2011) the Strong's reference for "angel"
> is  "G32". In BibleTime the "G" is removed leaving "32" as the reference to
> lookup. This works for StrongsGreek, StringsRealGreek, and
> AbbottSmithStrongs. It does not work for MLStrong and Dodson.
> In the books StrongsGreek, StringsRealGreek, and AbbottSmithStrongs the
> reference is "00032". In MLStrong and Dodson the reference is "G0032". So,
> I find that "32" will work as a key when the book reference is "00032",
> but "32" or "G32" won't work if the book reference is "G0032"
> If I knew that Strong's references were either "Gnnnn" or "nnnnn" I could
> pad zeros in the right place when a shorter Strong's reference needs to be
> looked up. Or is there some other method we can use?
> PS. I am told that Xiphos has the same problem.
> Gary Holmlund
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