on-screen bible - text formatting issues and strange weirdness

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Ron Wilson | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 19 2016 7:15 PM

The on-screen bible is really useful and my people love it - but it needs some improvements.

The biggest problem with it is formatting of the text between verses, especially in the psalms or any poetry section. often the biblical text is rendered without spaces between the period and the next sentence. for example, if you create an on-screen bible for psalm 23 in the NKJV, you will see "A Psalm of David.The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul; ..." Notice how the verses get run together without padding? This is really annoying and I get comments about it all the time.

I'd also like the option to render the verse numbers on the screen so people can follow along in their Bibles and so that the pastor can refer to verse numbers on the screen.

Finally, there is some strange behavior when you have overlapping verses in a single OSB, for example, if you do this:

Matthew 5:1-10
Matthew 5:1

The first and third slide won't render at all.

Or if you do this:

Matthew 5:1-10
Matthew 5:10

This will render 3 slides - 5:1-6, 5:1-10, and 5:10, but the second and third slide render verse 10 *twice* which is really strange. Also notice the verses have no padding in here, like in my Psalm 23 example above.

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 19 2016 8:29 PM

Thanks for the feedback Ron. We'll try to give On-Screen Bible some attention soon. This report is helpful.

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Ron Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 23 2017 4:38 PM

Have there been improvements this year on bible formatting? Can you point me to release notes?

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 23 2017 6:16 PM

Ron Wilson:

Have there been improvements this year on bible formatting? Can you point me to release notes?

Yes! we fixed some bugs, added better error reporting, and made some style tweaks (letter spacing, font, etc.). I don't recall exactly when this shipped, sometime in 2017..., the release notes are here.

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Ron Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 24 2017 7:23 AM

It looks like 2.1 was the most active on bible text: http://faithlife.github.io/ProclaimReleaseNotes/2.1/ReleaseNotes.html

I'll check some of my litmus verses and get back to you.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 30 2017 8:36 AM

Ron Wilson:
- but it needs some improvements.

I guess this is the sort of thing you are talking about (this in the NIV Anglicised 2011)

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Ron Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 30 2017 7:06 PM

Yes; exactly @mike.

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Ron Wilson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 30 2017 7:08 PM

I checked my original verses above - Ps 23, Mat 5, and everything behaved as I would have expected. My only outstanding request is to have an option to render the verse numbers. Do you know if that is on the roadmap, Scott?

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Scott Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Dec 30 2017 7:49 PM

Ron Wilson:
I checked my original verses above - Ps 23, Mat 5, and everything behaved as I would have expected

Glad to heard it!

Ron Wilson:
My only outstanding request is to have an option to render the verse numbers. Do you know if that is on the roadmap, Scott?

No immediate plans for this type of control... but I'll make sure this is noted on our list of potential future improvements.

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