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#1 jrethorn



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Posted Today, 08:44 AM

I've attached a few different screenshots of issues when using the interlinear feature. I see three different things that are causing problems. 


1. When I have an English translation added, words sometimes get cutoff (screenshot 1 with the end of v18 & beginning of v19).

2. It seems like the dynamic resizing of the zones does not translate well. I have to keep fidgeting with the zone size to get the text to display properly (screenshot 2 showing PrtSpeech and tag being cut off).

3. The interlinear does not always line up the different elements very well (screenshot 3 shows the text does not line up with the other parts of the interlinear).


I'm using 11.0.6 on a MacBook Pro Retina (10.10.3)

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#2 Timothy Jenney

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Posted Today, 09:15 AM

What you are describing is common—and common to printed interlinears as well. When single words in one language must be translated into phrases in another, the resulting differences in size force some real compromises. Changing the size of the column to accommodate a phrase makes spreads the single words (in the other language) so far apart it makes it difficult to read that text easily. Changing the size of just a single cell means the columns no longer line up neatly.


I think Accordance handles these issues as well as any interlinear I have seen. The column highlighting also makes it easy to see offset material, which is something no printed edition has.


I imagine we'll keep trying to tweak things to make them better, but you might try increasing the size of your font (or your zone) when using an interlinear. Magnifying the interlinear zone, another option,  will allow it to occupy the maximum space on your display.


Thanks for the feedback!

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