Talk:OSIS Tutorial

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Long s

I would like to take issue with the representation of the "long s" of the original text with the letter 'f'.

If you look carefully at the graphical representation you link to you will notice that while the letter f has a cross-stroke (extending both sides of the vertical), the long s does NOT have a cross stroke, but merely a stub extending to the left of the vertical.

In fonts corresponding to this older typography, a "long s" was used at the beginning and in the middle of words, while a "round s" (which looks like our s) was used at the end.

It is thus plain wrong (in that it alters the meaning of the content, "fifh" not being the same word as "fish" at all, nor, obviously, to move to the New Testament, is Jefus the same as Jesus) to write f where the original has a long s -- the proper representation of long s in a font which does not have that glyph is the ordinary, "round" s.

Please sign edits to discussion pages by adding four tilde. This get converted automatically to your username with a timestamp. David Haslam 15:13, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Long s is equivalent to ſ and I have replaced 'f' with it in the example text, where appropriate. --Wlerin 00:53, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Identifier Type

In the example given here, the identifier type is given as "KJV.TutorEncoding", while in Calvin's Commentaries the identifier is "Bible.CalvinCommentaries". Why is KJV used in one place, and Bible in the other? What is appropriate to use for a commentary? (as a side note, I was under the impression that sample commentaries were available. If so, could they be linked from this page or the OSIS commentary page?) --Mwtalbert 03:35, 23 April 2009 (UTC)