08 June 2011

RFE: Best 3.x Premium Edition

This post is mainly for me to track the RFE's I've submitted to Ben.

Convert between programs:


e-Sword 8.0.6 -> e-Sword 9.5.1;
e-Sword 8.0.6 -> Pocket e-Sword 3.1.0
e-Sword 9.5.1 -> e-Sword 8.0.6;
e-Sword 9.5.1 -> Pocket e-Sword 3.1.0;
Pocket e-Sword 3.1.0 -> e-Sword 9.5.1;
Pocket e-Sword 3.1.0 -> e-Sword 8.0.6;

BeST 2.x (Premium Edition) can do this for the resource types it supports.

Import into e-Sword, and where appropriate, Pocket e-Sword:
  • Bible;
  • Commentary;
  • Devotional Modules;
  • Dictionary;
  • Map/Graphic;
  • Study Note;
  • Topical File;
  • Bible Reading Plan;
  • Harmony Resources;
  • Markup Overlay;
  • Prayer Lists;
  • Scripture  Memory Verse Lists;
  • Verse Analysis;
  • Verse Lists;
http://e-sword-users.org/users/node/3932 and http://e-sword-users.org/users/node/3936 describe some of the issues in creating a tool for all of those resource types. Most of these are currently creatable by BeST.
 
Import support for presentation markup languages:
  • B-XML;
  • CSV;
  • GBF;
  • HTML 3.2;
  • HTML 5.0 + CSS 2.0;
  • OSIS;
  • no markup;
  • RTF;
  • TSV;
  • USFX (not currently supported):
  • USFM (not currently supported); 
  • XSEM (not currently supported);
  • VPL;
  • Z-XML; 
Unless otherwise stated, these are currently supported by BeST.

Import support for file formats:
  • plain text;
  • Excel 2000;
  • ODF - ODS;
  • DIF (? Obsolete format. Probably more effort to implement, than benfit would be derived.   );
  • SYLK (? Obsolete format. Probably more effort to implement, than benfit would be derived.);
Unless otherwise stated, BeST currently recognises these file formats.

Resource conversion:
  • Create a concordance from any resource type (currently available) ;
  • Merge any two resources of the same type into one resource;
  • Create a file that lists only the different elements (and which file contains them), for any two resources of the same type;
  • Create a file that lists only the common elements for any two resources of the same type;
  • Topical File  <-> Dictionary Resource;
  • Verse List <->  Scripture Memory Resource;
  • Study Note <-> Commentary Resource (currently available);
  • Bible Reading Plan <-> Devotional Resource;

Included within Bible Resource construction:
  • Red Lettering for Words Of Jesus (Currently available.);
  • Red Lettering for Words of God the Father (Easiest is to to read in an external file.);
  • Red Lettering for Words of the Holy Spirit (Easiest is to to read in an external file.);
  • Red Lettering for words of angels (Easiest is to to read in an external file.);
  • User supplied verses to be Red Lettered (Easiest is to to read in an external file.);
  • Add Strong's Numbers (Easiest is to to read in an external file.);
  • Automatic construction of a concordance file (currently  available);
  • Highlight user provided list of verses (Easiest is to to read in an external file.);
Included within Commentary Resource Creation:
  • Create a Dictionary file of subject lines for commentary notes;
  • Automatic construction of a concordance file  (currently available);
(The following was added 28 November 2009.)
Convert character encodings:
Convert all of the following character encodings to UTF-8:
  • Beta Code
  • DOS_CP_737 (MS-Dos monotonic Greek)
  • ISO_8859_7 (Standard monotonic Greek)
  • Ibycus (for Latex)
  • Latex Standard Babel
  • Babel_7 (Latex Standard Babel + ISO 8859-7)
  • SIL Composite (for the SIL Greek system)
  • SMK GreekKeys
  • SPIonic
  • Sgreek
  • SuperGreek (for the Macintosh)
  • Unicode encoded in UTF-8 (Using precomposed polytonic glyphs from the Greek Extended codepage)
  • Unicode encoded as HTML Character Entities (as above)
  • WinGreek
  • Michigan Claremont Encoding
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The original post was posted to my e-Sword-users.org blog on 17 November 2009.  I did add content to it later, which I note in the post itself.
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