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Info updated: 2019-07-24
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WordSend is a software project that allows you to convert Scripture files from Unicode USFM (and eventually from selected other formats) to other formats for the purpose of publishing those Scriptures in various print or electronic formats. Currently, the most useful transformation is the conversion of Unicode USFM to Microsoft Word XML documents (WordML) for the purpose of typesetting or printing for village checking. It is also possible to use WordSend to help facilitate using Microsoft Word 2003 or later as a Scripture editor in some cases. The WordSend project also contains some programs to do other Bible file format conversions.

Because Microsoft Office Word 2003 allows a custom XML schema to be attached to a WordML document, and custom XML tags embedded in that document, this provides a clean way to regenerate the USFM markup from the Word document after editing. USFM isn’t XML, but the USFM markup can be converted reasonably directly to an XML format and back using a schema that I call USFX (Unified Standard Format XML).

In addition to the simple Scripture publishing path mentioned above, the WordSend project is home for some other Scripture file format conversions, using USFX as the central hub of the conversions.

Support none
Status Stable/Production
SIL Status Discontinued
Runs on Windows
Unicode compatible Yes
Interface language(s) English
Developed by
License LGPL (Lesser GPL)
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