[sword-devel] Mapping Strongs numbers to translations that do not come with Strongs support

David Haslam dfhdfh at protonmail.com
Sat Apr 13 04:00:30 MST 2019

This was done already by the Tyndale STEP team for adding Strong’s Numbers to the ESV.

They used bespoke software followed by manual adjustments.

Ask David Instone-Brewer for details.

Best regards,


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On Sat, Apr 13, 2019 at 11:33, Tobias Klein <contact at tklein.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> I have an idea that I would like to run by you guys.
> Would it be possible to automatically map Strongs numbers to
> translations that do not come with Strongs support?
> The approach would be like this:
> - Take a translation that comes with Strongs numbers
> - Map each word (and Strongs number) to a corresponding word in the
> target translation, by using a regular dictionary
> There may be some validation / manual checking needed when there is not
> a clear match between a word in the source translation and the target
> translation.
> Furthermore, this would probably only work with pairs of translations
> that are both aiming to be literal. In that case the order of words
> would be very similar and would increase chances of mapping
> words/Strongs correctly.
> What do you think?
> I'd be very happy to see Strongs mapped to German translations
> specifically. But it could technically even work for English/English
> translation mapping.
> Have a nice weekend!
> Best regards,
> Tobias
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