[sword-devel] LXX Strongs & Morphology

Dudeck, John John.Dudeck at sim.org
Wed Feb 6 13:33:41 MST 2019

The behavior in AndBible for the LXX is rather odd. It doesn't matter where you look in the text, the symptoms appear the same everywhere.

When you tap 'nnnn' to display Strongs numbers, it displays the Strongs numbers, BUT for those words where there is no Strongs, it displays a Morphology code. As David mentions, in Mal 1:1, it shows N-NSN for the first word, and Strongs numbers for the rest of the words in the verse.

If you open the display menu (three dots menu), Strongs and Morphology are both checked. If you uncheck Morphology, nothing changes in the display. If you check Morphology and uncheck Strongs, all of the Strongs disappear, and no Morphology codes are displayed. If you then touch 'nnnn' again, it displays Strongs, but in the display menu Strongs is unchecked and Morphology is checked but grayed out.

If you touch a Strongs number, it displays the entry as expected. If you touch a Morphology code (eg. N-NSN as above), it looks up the word 'N-NSN' in Strongs Hebrew and displays the entry 3476 Naasson. If you touch 'V-PAPRP', it displays entry 3578 xenia from Strong's Greek.

By comparison with the TR Textus Receptus, when you tap 'nnnn' to display Strongs numbers, it displays the Strongs number followed by the Morphology (with no space between). You can touch the number and it brings up the Strongs entry from Strongs Greek. You can touch the Morphology and it brings up the Robinson's codes. If you open the display menu and uncheck Morphology, it shows only the Strongs numbers. However you cannot display Morphology if Strongs is not displayed.

I would assume that the behavior of the display menu in AndBible is an AndBible issue, and it's not really a problem, just a minor logic bug. But the inability to display Morphology in LXX is an issue.

I imagine this could either be addressed in AndBible, or in the LXX source. Is Tuomas reading this, or do I need to write him separately?

Where do I find the LXX source? Maybe this is something that can be corrected fairly easily.


> LXX installed in PocketSword can display both or either.
> There are some tagging errors such as the one I spotted in the first word of Malachi 1:1
> I’ve not looked at more than one location before responding on whether the 2 features work.
> Could it be AndBible or did you perhaps sample a location with many more tagging issues?
> David
> Sent from ProtonMail Mobile
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2019 at 01:19, Dudeck, John <John.Dudeck at sim.org> wrote:
> Greetings.
> I've just tried loading the LXX in AndBible. Supposedly it has both Strongs numbers and
> Morphology tagging. But in AndBible it only displays Morphology when there is no Strongs
> number on a given word. And in that case it tries to look up the Morphology in Strongs. In
> Xiphos you can see where there is no Strongs number in those cases.
> By the way I am using our own French version of Strongs. Is the morphology lookup
> supposed to be in Strongs for LXX? With the Textus Receptus it needs Robinson's module.
> In contrast the Textus Receptus displays both Strongs and Morphology.
> Does this mean there is a tagging problem in the LXX? Or is it an AndBible/Jsword
> problem?

John Dudeck
Programmer at Editions Cle                             Lyon, France
john.dudeck at sim.org                            john at editionscle.com
"Good things come to those who wait, / Not to those who hesitate." -- Petra

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