Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Installation problems
    1. Why is the toolbar missing?
  2. Usage problems
    1. Is it possible to search for a specific Strong number?
    2. Why do I see only question marks instead of Unicode text?
  3. Modules
    1. The KJV shows no Strong numbers in the NT
    2. Where can I write down my personal notes?
    3. Why is one of the two testaments of a Bible module empty?
  4. Translations
    1. Is BibleTime available in my native language?

1. Installation problems

  1. Why is the toolbar missing?

    Please run configure with the parameter --prefix=<your KDE directory>. Then run make and make install as usual. The KDE directories for the widely used Linux distributions are as follows:

    RedHat: /usr
    openSUSE: /opt/kde3
    Mandrake: /usr

    Alternatively you can run kde-config --prefix to get your KDE directory. The commands are:

    1. ./configure --prefix=<your KDE directory>
    2. make
    3. make install

2. Usage Problems

  1. Is it possible to search for a specific Strong number?

    The search interface now offers to set the type of your search. You can choose between headings, footnotes, Strongs numbers and morphological codes.

  2. Why do I see only question marks instead of Unicode text?

    First make sure you have the latest version of the module which has the problems! Check www.crosswire.org/sword for this.

    You have to install an unicode font like Code2000, Arial Unicode MS or Bitstream Cyberbit to display the special unicode characters. Check the section "Configuring BibleTime->Options Dialog->Fonts" in the handbook of BibleTime how to setup Unicode fonts under Linux.

3. Modules

  1. The KJV shows no Strong numbers in the NT

    You're probably using an outdated version of the KJV module. Please update the module.

  2. Where can I write down my personal notes?

    You have to install the module "Personal", which is available as a commentary on Crosswire. Please refer to BibleTime's handbook for more information about the personal commentary.

  3. Why is one of the two testaments of a Bible module empty?

    Some modules only contain the text of the old or new testament. Recent versions of BibleTime should only offer the testament which has some content in it.

4. Translations

  1. Is BibleTime available in my native language?

    BibleTime is available in several languages, which are all listed on our translations page.

    If a translation in your language is not available, please consider to help to make it available. More information is available on our translations page.