I just uploaded a minor update to Haiola. This version adds the
feature where you can specify the symbol set used for footnote and
crossreference callers used to expand the "+" (automatic caller
generation) in input source \f + and \x + markup. Of course, if
specific callers are given in the USFM, USFX, or USX source markup,
that prevails. Caller sequences are specified on the "Advanced" tab
of the settings for each project. The default values are the same as
the old fixed values, so if you don't touch that setting, you get
the same results as before. Callers are separated by spaces, so you
can have more than one character in a caller (like * ** ***, etc.).
The sequence is reset at the beginning of each chapter. If the end
of the sequence is reached before the end of a chapter, the sequence
starts over at the beginning. If you want just a constant character
to be used as a caller, just put that one character in the sequence.
Although I spend a lot of time processing new Scriptures to post
online, I try to be reasonably fast to make corrections or updates
when they are needed. As we have refined our work flow, we have
started to incorporate new quality checks in the publishing process.
In between other tasks, I'm going back to make sure these checks
have been done on previously-posted Scriptures. When those checks
are done, I'm placing an "eBible.org certified" seal on the about
page of each checked translation. Lack of a seal doesn't necessarily
mean the checks haven't been done or failed. It just means that I
haven't gotten around to verifying them for that translation, yet.
Or it might mean that there are unresolved questions that I'm
waiting for a response from a translator on.
For those of you who like numbers, here are some of my Bible
publishing statistics as of today:
636 freely redistributable translations
17 limited-sharing translations
653 total public translations
13 master sites
204 countries and major territories covered
> 5.1 million Bible web site hits
on my servers in
September (not counting whatever is going on with the DBS servers
and assorted partner sites).
This doesn't count Scriptures displayed via FCBH's Digital Bible
Platform and ABS's API. Those extra Scriptures are not freely
downloadable, but they bring the count of Bible translations
available online up to over 1,000 if my counting is correct. (It
gets complicated sorting out duplicates, but it shows the power of
Not a bad start... :-)
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