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What is the USFM equivalent to the OSIS colophon type of div element? #69

DavidHaslam opened this Issue Apr 28, 2018 · 2 comments


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DavidHaslam commented Apr 28, 2018

OSIS 2.1.1 defines a colophon as a type attribute value for the div element.

Most often found in hand written texts to identify the author, place of composition but does
occur in some printed works.

It's commonly used for the attribution sentences found at the end of the 14 Pauline Epistles (if we also count Hebrews)

e.g. After Romans 16 in the KJV, we read:

Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at Cenchrea.

Although USFM defines a closer tag \cls_text... , none of the examples use it for this purpose.

What is the correct USFM tag to use for such colophons?


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klassenjm commented May 10, 2018

@DavidHaslam There is not an exact equivalent. The KJV54 (BFBS) uses \iex (explanatory or bridge text)

\v 27 to God only wise, \add be\add* glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.
\iex Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church at 

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DavidHaslam commented May 11, 2018

Thanks @klassenjm

FYI. Currently, adyeths/u2o Python script handles \iex as follows:

    r'\iex': (r'<div type="bridge" subType="x-introduction">', r'</div>'),
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