minor highlighting enhancement

Discussion in 'Future' started by Eric, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. Eric

    Eric Beta Tester

    Something I think many of us would find useful is the ability to mark omissions in a Bible text. I'd like to be able to insert some character or emoticon or something in a Bible text I'm looking at in a non-Received Text or non-RT translation to mark that it omits something. For example, in Mt 18:15 and Lu 17:3 "against thee" is not in the critical texts or translations from them.
    Mt 18:15 (KJV) Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
    Lu 17:3 (KJV) Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.​
    Say I compare the WH module or the NASB to the TR module or the KJV. I see that something is missing, and I want to mark it. I think the "pipe" character or something else would be good here. I have tried marking the word before or after with some highlighting format, but that is not optimal. I've inserted the pipe character in the examples below.
    Mt 18:15 (NASB) "If your brother sins |, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
    Lu 17:3 (NASB) "Be on your guard! If your brother sins |, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him.​

    If this were implemented, it would be nice if one could search for this "highlight" format.

    EDIT: Maybe even some user-defined character or string would be good, e.g., "[OMISSION]" or similar.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
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  2. Brandon Staggs

    Brandon Staggs Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks, Eric, for your suggestion. I appreciate it.
  3. wsbones

    wsbones Beta Tester

    Another thought along this line would be to insert a superscript character or number that could be referred to in a user note.

    Also in the editor it would be nice if a selected highlight color could be "sticky" so you didn't have to choose it each time. It could be applied to a selected text just like in the Bible window.
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  4. Eric

    Eric Beta Tester

    This is still very high on my wish-list. :)