I am trying to do something with Acc that I cannot quite work out how to do, or at least cannot in a manner I like. In the process I've discovered a couple of issues or bugs.
What I am trying to do is this : I want to create a list of Greek words that I already know, so that I can exclude those from new vocab searches.
In principle this seems quite simple. Create a list in a user tool based on all the flash cards I have so far created and then do a * query in that tool for Greek content followed by some sort of *@-[hits VocabIKnow] in a GNT28 pane.
This fails miserably for a couple of reasons. The first is that a * query against a user tool for Greek content actually doesn't appear to select anything. It seems you can search for specific words in Greek but not *. This is perhaps "not a bug" as that's true of Greek Content searches in other tools like Wallace's grammar for example. But it appears to run the search, greying out the search term and not showing any warning dialog. Additionally it doesn't work because it appears that one cannot use a linking command between a tool and a text like this.
So theory two was to create a user bible containing all my Greek words. Just use a dummy book, chapter and verse and load up the vocab. This fails for the reason that the user bible does not in fact know what language its content is in. Even though one does an import of Greek from a Unicode source file Acc does not know that the content is Greek and so again the linking command fails. It would be necessary to have an import interview option to declare the language of the the bible so that such things could be done. I suspect this has implications for the functioning of other user bibles in any other languages.
Along the way here I created a Unicode import file containing Εὐλογητὸς cut and pasted from GNT28-T using Wordpad. This was all done on Windows 7. I created it as John 1:1 Εὐλογητὸς and tried to import it. It turned out that the import appeared to succeed but no content was in the imported user bible. The user bible could not be found in the library but trying to import again would not work. I don't know exactly what the issue here is because I was able to use LibreOffice to create a unicode file with multiple verses in Greek and import that ok. However, at one point I managed to get Acc to crash in this process. If I have more time later on I may try to get more details for a separate post on this.
Now the brute force approach would be to list the words to exclude (the ones I know) in the query itself, but that now runs to a large number of words and thus I am not sure how tractable such a query would be, not to mention that its basically rather hard to maintain it. I suppose it could be done with a specialised workspace in which to save the query.
Thoughts, comments, abuse ?