[b-hebrew] Improvements to the Unicode/XML Tanach. (21 May 2004)
Christopher V. Kimball
kimball at ntplx.net
Fri May 21 09:09:41 EDT 2004
A number of improvements have been made to the site at
Changes often induce errors, please let me know as they come up.
The morphological division marks are now included in the XML files. That
is, the transcribed text includes all of the textual items in the input WLC
text. Consequently, the XML content tag and its subtags, qere, ketiv,
vowels, cantillation, pesamekh, eol, notes, and morphologicaldivisions has
been eliminated. This and all future versions will have full content.
Significant improvements to the display have been made. A new "Content"
switch on a book page provides 4 choices of characters to be
displayed. The default "Accents" value displays the consonants, vowels,
and cantillation marks. The "Vowels" value displays consonants and vowels;
the "Consonants" value displays only the consonants. For clarity, the sof
pasuq and the maqaf are considered as consonants. Further, the value
"Morphology" displays all possible content: consonants, vowels,
cantillation marks, and morphological dividers.
The former "View" switch has been relabeled "Layout". In addition to the
previous "Verses" and "Chapters" values, it now contains a "Simplified"
value. With the "Simplified" value the text display is similar to that of
the "Chapters" layout but without ketib entries, pe/samekh markers, notes,
and chapter/verse numbers.
The number of right-to-left marks (u+200f) in the text has been
reduced. This facilitates highlighting, copying, and pasting of the text
onto UTF-8 applications.
The Excerpt feature now works correctly in Netscape, Mozilla, and FireFox
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