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HCSB Bullets don't find words in text in plural e.g. scribes

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#1 ChrisJ



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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:08 AM

If you look up John 8:3 in the HCSB both 'scribes' and 'Pharisees' are bulleted and appear as entries in HCSB bullets. However highlighting the word in the text and clicking on the English Tools icon fails to bring up the correct reference in HCSB Bullets as it says 'the word cannot be found'. It is actually there, just stored as scribe(s) and Pharisee(s).

So you end up having to manually search for the word.

It would be useful if Accordance here followed some simple logic before displaying the 'word cannot be found dialog box' e.g.

Either: if word cannot be found but word ends in 's' then run search again: word minus 's' plus '(s)'

Or: in the original search to search for both the word highlighted and if the word ends in s, search also 'OR' for word minus 's' plus '(s)'

Searches would be a little more seamless this way.

Edited by ChrisJ, 27 May 2010 - 07:09 AM.

#2 Rick Bennett

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 12:28 PM

This looks to be an issue that only effects HCSB Bullets. The likelihood of programming a workaround for this one resource seems, in my opinion, slim (especially when you consider all the awesome things we have planned). A very simple and effective workaround is to select the word without the 's' and then amplify to the dictionary.

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