[B-Greek] Searching on Archives on subject matters
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at ioa.com
Tue Nov 15 17:11:29 EST 2005
On Nov 15, 2005, at 4:48 PM, mike karoules wrote:
> Hello everyone. Would someone tell me how I can do a "search" on B-
> Greek list archives without having to scroll down the various
> "subjects" or "threads". IOW, if I can possibly just type in the
> word and the system would automatically bring me to the "thread" or
> subjects I am looking for?
First let me note that it's easier to find things in the archives if
you use standard BG transliteration and search using key words in a
text that you're inquiring about, e.g. PISTIS IHSOU CRISTOU or
SWTHRIA or DOULOS. Searches based on scriptural references may not
get all the hits that would be proper because b-greekers use half a
dozen different spellings for references.
There are a couple avenues:
(1) Curtis Hinson offered a device that's fairly easy to use:
On Jun 25, 2005, at 9:46 PM, Curtis Hinson wrote:
> Last year I had suggested a slightly complicated way to be able to
> search the B-Greek archives. I just thought of a way to vastly
> simplify that so I will share it.
> Just download this tiny ZIP file I made:
> Once you have the zip file, drag the file bgreek.reg inside it onto
> your desktop, double click it, and answer the prompt that comes
> up. You can get rid of the reg file and the ZIP once you've done
> Now you should be able to search B-Greek by typing "bgreek", a
> space, and keywords in your browser's address bar to find messages
> in the archive.
> Disclaimer: I tested this on Internet Explorer and on Firefox on
> Windows XP. I think it should work on most or all Microsoft
> Windows varieties of IE. If it doesn't work for you, it shouldn't
> do any harm, it just won't work. The capability is built into MS
> TweakUI by the way, I just found the reg key it creates.
(2) If you use a Mozilla browser -- Firefox especially -- there's a
search engine that you can install in the search box of the browser
to do a search specifically of the B-Greek archives:
Bob Firth wrote the following on 9/7/2005 2:44 AM:
> I know Curtis has provided a great tool for searching the b-greek
> archives with keywords which I think is excellent (and possibly more
> useful than what I have just made). His work inspired me to explore
> another solution for Mozilla and Netscape based browsers - the browser
> plugin. (firefox users, this is the small text box next to your
> location/address bar).
> If anyone is interested you should be able to find the plugin at:
> If you use the search sidebar then you might find this useful,
> I think Curtis' solution is more convenient. I only really made this
> because I was procrastinating.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
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