Suggestions to make it work (better)
Originally Posted by MBushell
I'm having some issues with this, so before you announce it publicly...
- I am using 8m, but I am having no crash issues...
- When I use WTM and search for .*, I get hits that show up in the Search pane, but no words show up in the Words/Wildcard expansion box. (Eg, if I limit search to Genesis, it finds all 1533 verses and highlights every word, but nothing appears in the Wildcard expansion box)
- If I use BNM or GNM (I've tried both) and search for .*, I get 0 hits...
As I just wrote that, I had another idea...
Ok, the deal is, you cannot search for .*
You need to search for .?*
(I'm guessing that involves the way it treats the vowels/accents.)
So, it needs to be highlighted that you should search on < .?* > with no angle brackets
A couple other things...
- You can also use the BGM, so this works for LXX books too.
- To enter the * and the ?, you can either use the INSERT control, or instruct people to use the Code Insertion Buttons. (I always have my students enable this via the right click in the command box. I don't think it appears by default when BW is installed, but I think it should be the default.) With the code insertion buttons visible, it's easy to click on the * and the ?.
- By default the list in the wildcard expansion list is organized by frequency. By right clicking in that box, one can choose to "Sort List Alphabetically." That may be a more helpful output.
- It appears to work perfectly for Greek, but there are some quirks with the Hebrew. E.g., it generates entries (with vowels) but doesn't generate glosses for prepositions or conjunctions whose lexical entries have no vowel. There are a few other strange words or very irregular verbs with vowel issues for which it won't find the gloss.
So, very nice! I'm thinking that most people will use it when studying a passage or book. As such, it's a great way to generate a word list by frequency (if you want to memorize the most commonly used words) or alphabetically (if you want to use it as a quick reader's lexicon).