Re: [GTh] Electronic Coptic Tests, In General
> This URL looked promising (albeit possibly illegal), and the descriptionI've now worked on it. I was able to download the Torrent file, and
> indicated that the file contains two PHI CD's, plus a piece of software
> needed to use them, so I tried to download. That's where I ran into
> problems. It seems that there's a "Torrent" file involved, and my system
> doesn't know how to handle it. That's something I have to work on ...
eventually get the included program (Antiquarian) to work. Unfortunately,
the program doesn't access the Coptic files on PHI-7! I know they're
there, because I looked at them (one for CNT, one for NH) outside of
Antiquarian. But the program doesn't show them in its list of contents
of PHI-7 (possibly because of lack of a Coptic font).
One thing I think I can surmise from the look of the Coptic data files, and
how other files are displayed, is that page-line numbers (still less saying
numbers) aren't included. So even if one were to use another piece of
software to access the PHI Coptic files, the display would probably be
inferior to Marcion (which adds page-line numbers), and chances are
that that other program would be no more user-friendly. In other words,
Marcion is looking much better to me today.
Having written the above, I checked the Marcion site to see whether
anything had been done about my report of the errors in the GThos
file. As it turns out, Vagrantos (Milan) has now posted this comment:
"Thank you very much, text should be numbered now correctly."
However, I don't see that any of Marcion's public files have yet been
updated. I'll be anxious to download the new data when it's posted.
- Mike Wrote:
> In other words, Marcion is looking much better to me today.I suppose I should be grateful for having even this, but I have to say the
Marcion application is the hardest most convoluted piece of software I have
come across in years. I've spent hours fiddling with it and never have been
able to accomplish much. Oh well, as I say better than nothing, I suppose.