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How can I include an embedded semicolon in a concordance file entry

asked 2016-09-24 10:36:45 +0100

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I'm trying to create an index of scripture references in a book, and some of those references include embedded semicolons, which are also the delimiters in concordance files. Is it possible to specify a different delimiter for a concordance file?

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answered 2016-09-24 11:48:34 +0100

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updated 2016-09-24 12:25:46 +0100

(I never used a concordance file but...)
...if I had your problem I would try this workaround: Replace the embeded semicolons by the character U+037E in the text and in the search-for columns of the ConcFile. The semicolons used as separators must be unchanged, of course. U+037E (Greek question mark) should display the same (a very similar?) glyph as U+003B (semicolon) does.
The first one of the following two characters is U+037E, the second one a common semicolon: ;;. Judging from my experiences the editor of this site should keep the information.

Maybe there is also an (undocumented?) escape character for ConcFiles like the backslash in 'F&R'. I would also try \; for the literal semicolon, but this, of course, not in the text itself.

(This was pure guessing. I just wanted to answer because I am afraid there may be few users here familiar with ConcFiles. I will withdraw this if a clearly competent person posts an answer.)

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