|A screen to manage Bible versions|
|Select the encoding from the drop-down and you will see a preview|
|Instant version selection after you select versions that appear on the list|
I hope this will be useful to those who have a personal library of .pdb files, as well as those who are new to .pdb files.
Some technical information, may be of interest to you :)
- Apocrypha/ Deuterocanonical books are now supported. This only happens if you open a .pdb file that contain those books. Now the list of books in a version is flexible. If you create a bookmark on a book that is only contained in version A but not version B, when you see the list of bookmarks while opening version B, the book names will be shown as [?] or [number] and the text will be shown as [?].
- Greek/ Hebrew text is partially supported. AFAIK, right-to-left text are not yet supported in Android, and some Greek characters are missing. By the way, Greek/ Hebrew .pdb files are identified by the filename. If the filename starts with "q", it's Hebrew, if "z" it's Greek.
- When you open a PDB file, it is converted to .yes file, stored in /sdcard/bible/yes/ with prefix "pdb-", such as "pdb-128de39a-1.yes". You don't actually need the .pdb files anymore.
- Searching a version from PDB files is a bit slower than normal. The reason is, searching uses case-insensitive matching, and in order to support non-ascii characters, Java's toLowerCase is called, which is slower than manual lower-casing of ascii text.
- Certain book numbers from the PDB files are recognized and translated to the app's native numbering. The app's native numbering starts from the Old Testament, then New Testament, then the additional books according to PalmBible+ documentation. Books with book numbers not in the known list are currently discarded.
This will be released first as the Indonesian version, and some days later as the English version. The version should be 2, but I want to pre-release as 1.9.2, because I afraid this app is not as stable as it should be due to so many internal changes!