View Full Version : Version Database Compiler Question

09-22-2006, 08:35 AM
I'm sure this isn't possible in BW7, but it would be a nice feature to include in future versions of BW.

It would be nice to be able to modify the BGM (or whatever version that has a morphology) by adding an additional line somewhere in the VDC database to produce an interlinear consisting of four lines instead of the present three: namely, the form, the lemma, the parsing, and -- viola -- the English translation of the form (which could be better placed in the second line after the form).

Undoubtedly BW has been programmed so only three lines can appear toggled in the Interlinear Mode. Many users I'm sure would like to create their own interlinear on the fly, so to speak (and please spare comments about the disadvantages of using interlinears -- almost everyone is aware of them). One advantage of such a feature would be helping translators maintain translation consistency when translating various versus from the Greek into English, perhaps in the Notes. There are several software packages that can do this (Shoebox comes to mind), but it would be nice if BW users could build their own four-line interlinears. Just a thought.