View Full Version : Passing Hebrew Lemma to Logos?

Ben Spackman
11-15-2008, 08:22 PM
Anyone ever figure out how to make passing Hebrew lemmas work? I've got the Theological Lexicon of the OT now, and would like to link to it...

11-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I asked that very question quite a while ago and never got a response. I'll watch this thread to see if anyone else did figure it out.

Ben Spackman
12-05-2008, 01:04 PM
Has anyone tried it with the Beta of BW 8? Any programming changes there?

12-05-2008, 01:24 PM
What is it that causes problems? Is it the font mapping?

Ben Spackman
12-05-2008, 02:22 PM
I'm not sure. It just doesn't work, and I can't see under the hood, so to speak and can offer no diagnosis.

Michael Hanel
12-05-2008, 03:36 PM
I'm not sure. It just doesn't work, and I can't see under the hood, so to speak and can offer no diagnosis.

Sorry nothing new as far as I know. I don't think anything here has changed, and I don't know much of anything about how the passing of information between programs works, so I would say if it didn't work before, I don't think any changes have been made to it that would make it work now.

12-05-2008, 09:13 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a matter of the Hebrew font. BW can pass through the Greek, so one would think there is a way...

Greg Ward
12-06-2008, 04:00 PM
I'm no scripting programmer. I used FORTRAN over 15 years ago. I had BW external links pass Hebrew to a websight that wouldn't know what to do with them. But I could extract the text passed on the web browser. I think the same output was generated for both Gen 1:1 and Gen 1:2. Here's what I got:

Hebrew "Lemma" Output from Gen 1:2 fist word

Hebrew "Form" Output from Gen 1:2 first word:

The first may be a Hebrew string of some sort. The second appears to be empty. BW may be sending something different than we expect to Libronix.

Can any one else check it out before we distract the BW programmers from the finishing touches on BW8?

In case what I came up with is way off base, here how I got it. I sent the strings to the hyperdictionary and then picked off the text from the browser address line:
// External Link #27
[Hebrew Form to hyperdictionary test]
Operation = Open
Directory = NULL
File = http://www.hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=<dummy (http://www.hyperdictionary.com/search.aspx?define=<dummy)>
Parameters = NULL
MenuLocation = Browse Window Hebrew
TextType = Hebrew Text
MapToVersion = NULL
Lookup = Form
MenuText = Hebrew Form to hyperdictionary
Enabled = 1
----There's probably a neater way to send it to a message box or text file via a script.