MySword Bibles

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Submitting MySword files to the Bible Drop Box

You should compress your MySword Bible file into a regular zip archive. (You can't just submit the downloaded compressed .gz files -- you must uncompress them first (using WinZip or 7-Zip or similar), and then recompress them into a regular zip archive.) The filename must have a .zip extension. Take careful note of which folder you are saving your zip file into, because you will need that information in order to submit the file.

Installing your own MySword Bible modules onto your Android device

I tried installing my created MySword module directly onto the SD card of my Android phone. At first I copied it into the mysword/bibles folder but it didn't seem to be recognised there. Then I copied it into the Android/data/ folder, restarted MySword, and my module was there.

Do let us know if you have improved instructions.

More than you wanted to know about MySword Bibles

Regular MySword Bibles consist of one binary file, usually ending with a .bbl.mybible file extension (indicating that it contains Bible text). The files appear to be based on e-Sword Bible text files but with internal text formatting based on theWord Bible text files.

So the actual file format is the SQLite binary database format
The Details table contains some metadata, typically:
CREATE TABLE Details (Description NVARCHAR(255), Abbreviation NVARCHAR(50), Comments TEXT, Version TEXT, VersionDate DATETIME, PublishDate DATETIME, RightToLeft BOOL, OT BOOL, NT BOOL, Strong BOOL, CustomCSS TEXT).
The Bible table contains the actual verse text, typically with the following schema:
CREATE TABLE Bible(Book INT, Chapter INT, Verse INT, Scripture TEXT, Primary Key(Book,Chapter,Verse)).

Sample MySword files

You can view the Matigsalug demo MySword files here and the demo WEB MySword files here.

Test data: If you are able to provide any kinds of Bible files for automated testing purposes, please contact us and let us know the details so we can improve the internationalisation and ruggedness of the software for everyone’s benefit.