WOW - cross-translation highlighting via reverse interlinears!

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Bob Schaefer | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Mar 12 2019 8:01 AM

OK, Logos really impressed me just now.

In the past I've only attached notes to Bible references, but not to specific words or phrases in the verse, in order to make sure my annotations would appear no matter which translation I happen to be using.

Today I happened across a weird highlighted annotation in the NRSV that was split between several non-contiguous words. After some investigation I realized that at some time in the past I'd highlighted a few words from that verse - but in the NLT. (Not my normal pattern, because, as mentioned, I don't like locking my notes to a single version.)

But here was a new and marvelous use of tagging! Logos had used the shared reverse interlinear tagging to bridge these two English translations, highlighting the corresponding words despite the significantly different translational choices made. I can now highlight my Bibles with abandon, knowing that the highlights will appear in any reverse interlinear Bible. 🤩

Even cooler: The highlights are applied to tagged original language versions of the Bible as well. Create a note attached to a Greek word, and it will appear in your English translation. Highlight a Hebrew phrase and you will highlight all your English Bibles as well.

What started out as a set of metadata to enable original language study from the translated texts has become a framework invisibly uniting the versions through their ties to the original languages! This is the kind of innovation I get excited about.

Truth: I spent ten minutes enthusing about this to my secretary because I needed to tell someone. (She's a gem, and not only indulged me but recognized why this was so cool.)

Well done, Faithlife and Lexham! Bravo!

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Jesse Blevins | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 12 2019 8:08 AM

Way to go Logos. 

Awesom !


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Rodney Phillips | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2019 8:16 AM

Thanks for this..  Did not know.. Yes

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2019 10:22 AM

This feature is called corresponding notes and highlighting. You can turn it on or off from the visual features menu for each Bible version.

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Mar 13 2019 10:48 AM

Corresponding Words is another AWESOME feature that makes us of the RI tagging!

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