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Corner case usage for \va_#\va* (or even \vp_#\vp*) #79
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However, some Bible translations present a need for an alternative verse reference for a verse that actually is in the next or previous chapter.
An example is the versification in Hosea for some Spanish Bibles.
Chapter 13 verse 16 becomes chapter 14 verse 1, with all the subsequent verses in chapter 14 being incremented accordingly.
To record this the translator (or transcriber of a historic Bible) might wish to have:
But the use of "14:1" as the content within the marker pair goes against the strict advice in the USFM User Reference.
What is the official policy for marking such a corner case?
The same translation has a similar case in Jonah.
Chapter 1 verse 17 becomes chapter 2 verse 1, etc.
NB. Even if the versification was done the other way round, the need to record the alternate verse reference for a verse that "jumps chapters" would still exist.