As seen in the image above, as with all interlinear Bibles for e-Sword, the issue is the ability to have a proper flow of Greek and/or Hebrew text with its corresponding transliterated and translated text in where it one can actually read it. The way it is seen at the moment (as in the image above) makes it difficult to read. Moreover, as seen in the above example, a large part "true" interlinear is missing or left out, and therefore it really doesn't do the proper job for what it is intended to do. So we need to find a resolution to this problem in where we can have a decent interlinear Bible for e-Sword.
There are two major problems which I see that needs to be addressed in order for this to be able to happen, which are:
1. The of screen size, in particular to mobile device types, in particular to tablets and smart phones
2. Desktop PCs and Notepads (Laptops)
3. The view type used in the software.
Looking at both of these problems, I can see that the third problem can solve the issue of the first and second problems as they are really all connected.
Currently e-Sword, for its Bible, Dictionary, and Commentary Veiws, use a Rich Text Box in "Read Only" modes. This means that the views, these component windows, use the same kind of Rich Text Box as seen in any word processing program, and its for this very reason that makes it difficult to have a paper book layout, or a book type layout for the interlinear text.
In a review of Raymond Baron's Interlinear OT, I suggested placing a new line for each of the parts of the inlinear text e.g.,
First Line: Hebrew Text
Second Line" Transliterated Text
Third Line: Word for Word Translated Text
Forth Line: A Bible Translation
And only have something like about 6 - 8 words per line, and that way one, in theory, could have a reasonable kind of paper book type of layout. But the problem isn't really resolved for mobile devices, such as the Apple iPhone, and/or perhaps the tablet.
So, what is the best solution that will resolve this problem?
I think that there needs to be a complete revamp to e-Sword for Desktop, iPad, and iPhone in the kind of Text views that are currenlty used. I think there is a need to ditch the Ritch Text Boxes and replace them with an "electronic" book (page) type viewer. This means that irrespective of the size of the monitor/screen, the data/text within the view will adjust to the current size. This is theory only, and as to how that would work out in practice is another question.
Your thoughts and comments are welcome.