[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:
> http://curtishinson.com/bgreek.zip
> 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  
> that.
> 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:
> Greetings!
> 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:
> http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=b-greek&submitform=Find 
> +search+plugins
> <http://mycroft.mozdev.org/download.html?name=b- 
> greek&submitform=Find+search+plugins>
> If you use the search sidebar then you might find this useful,  
> otherwise
> 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)
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