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In Topic: New Heart English Bible 2016 module for e-Sword X?

04 April 2019 - 02:29 PM

Thank you all


I tried re-downloading the official converter directly from the e-Sword site, but the type of file is still restricted to .bblx     It is, by the way, exactly the same program as is available here on BibleSupport.

Maybe there is an older version, or somewhere else to download it from for a version that handles reference books?   Maybe they changed it due to copyright issues? 


As for Tooltip NT, I had installed previously the NT Tooltip but couldn't figure out how to use it, as I am not a programmer and didn't know what commands to enter. I do see that there is a whole sub-forum here with what looks like a tutorial.  So that may be an option for the future if someone wants to be a power user and invest the time in it.  Not me at this point.


Adding to those complications are the fact that aftr re-installing it, I now seem to have a slight bug in my NT Tooltip, that for some weird reason, it won't let me close or click "ok" on the initial developer splashscreen, so I can't open it up now anyways.  Re-installing WINE didn't fix the problem.  Re-installing Tooltip NT to the 4-4 version didn't fix it either. It's probably something on my computer.  Perhaps it will work for someone else.


Well, thank you everyone for the tips and for trying.  I do appreciate it. I'm not a programmer, so don't want to spend several more hours fiddling with these types of things.  I'd rather just get to doing what I installed this program for originally - studying the Bible!  Hence the wisdom of having setup  both e-Sword X AND e-sWord PC both on my computer and the ability to switch back and forth.


I can heartily recommend the New Heart English Bible.  Especially the updated 2016 version.  Very nice. That, in conjunction with Brenton's English translation of the Greek Septuagint is a very nice combo.


Blessings to all

In Topic: New Heart English Bible 2016 module for e-Sword X?

03 April 2019 - 10:12 PM

yes! that worked :)


I got so excited I thought I'd convert a couple of reference modules as well, but alas it only works with .bblx files.  But it served the purpose nicely, was smooth and easy to use with WINE. Very helpful, thank you Tj

In Topic: Updated New Heart English Bible

03 April 2019 - 12:10 PM

This is an AWESOME version.  More accurate to the original Septuagint than most.


Anyone know (or know how to make) an e-Sword X module?



Thanks in advance! :) :) :) :) :) :)

In Topic: e-Sword using Wine fonts not rendering?

22 March 2019 - 09:09 PM

one more quick tidbit.... it seems that Crossover using CodeWeavers is just a front software running on WINE.  It is also a pay-for program and Wine is free.  So for me, it's just as easy to use Wine (WineHQ.org) since they are baically the same thing. Just FYI

In Topic: e-Sword using Wine fonts not rendering?

21 March 2019 - 06:37 PM



Step 1:

Open the Wine Stable 4.0 application, which brings up a Wine terminal window

Type at the prompt:  winecfg

This brings up a windows Wine Configuration dialogue box

Click on the graphics tab

Click to select the "Emulate a virtual desktop" option

Set the screen resolution to 120 dpi

Click Apply

Close the window


Step 2: 

This is a known bug, with a workaround to fix it

The fix is that you need to downgrade to XQuartz 2.7.9 which is available here:



bug report at wineHQ:

Wine with freetype 2.7 causes font rendering issues



WineHQ forum post:




I will note that even after applying these fixes, Wine still only seems to use one font, regardless of which font is selected in the dialogue box, but it’s not bad, and you can adjust the size, etc. as usual within the e-Sword application. I decided I didn’t care about the not being able to change fonts issue (it may be something on my machine, you may not have this problem), as these fixes improved the appearance so much. It is definitely livable now, and I can get back to using e-Sword for what it was intended for.  I also have not gotten far enough to know if Hebrew and Greek fonts will render appropriately or not with these fixes.   


I do have duplicate font files in both my Mac-Fonts and the .wine-Windows-Fonts folders, dont know if that is affecting anything.  Blessings, and I hope someone finds this useful either now or in the future.