Bible Book Abbreviations suggestion

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Scott Groethe | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 13 2018 6:02 AM

Living in Thailand, the Thai use three letter abbreviations for all OT books, two letter abbreviations for all NT books. At least they are consistent. I find

https://www.logos.com/support/windows/abbreviations

not so helpful, it only shows how much in need of reform we are as Bible users are in the English speaking world.

Paratext (United Bible Societies) uses three letter abbreviations consistently. There are some tweaks I would make to their system, but while there are exceptions (jdg for Judges, jud for Jude, php for Philippians, phm for Philemon) the basic idea is you use the first three letters, so 

deu and amo for Deuteronomy and Hosea, don't work for me in Logos notes, to have those turn into clickable references after typing.

also see https://ubsicap.github.io/usfm/identification/books.html

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Lew Worthington | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 13 2018 6:39 AM

I'm interested to see how folks more knowledgeable than me on this respond. Thanks for bringing this up.

Lew

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 13 2018 6:52 AM

Scott Groethe:

I find

https://www.logos.com/support/windows/abbreviations

not so helpful, it only shows how much in need of reform we are as Bible users are in the English speaking world.

Actually I find it shows that Logos tries to incorporate a large number off common abbreviations - you may enjoy this more when your notes or PB incorporate citations or works from other authors that use another system as you are accustomed to. That said, I do think it would be a good thing if Logos expanded its list a bit where it doesn't hurt but helps to incorporate abbreviations used from yet another system.

Scott Groethe:
deu and amo for Deuteronomy and Hosea, don't work for me in Logos notes, to have those turn into clickable references after typing.

Deu as an additional abbrev for Deuteronomy would hurt nobody and help - whereas with Amo for Hosea you'd fool not only software, but even human readers! Wink 

  

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