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 [SOLVED] *.ont File Format 
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Post [SOLVED] *.ont File Format
Good Evening All,

I am writing a small QT application to parse through the "*.ot" (Old Testament) files to search for specified criteria (outside of The Word Software's Scope). But to properly parse through the Hebrew texts (I will be searching in Hebrew Texts, not English Texts), I need to know how the ot files (for Hebrew) are formatted on disk. One such text I want to parse through is "Hebrew Westminster LC.ot"

Are these encoded with Unicode or ASCII characters? If so what codepage? Are they just plain text files, or binary files?

I ask because curiously - I can open this file with a plain text editor, so this tells me it is a text file, BUT... what in these files is the placemarker/verse#/delimiter for a verse? A binary marker, or a specified character?

Any pointers you can give me to an article or other source for the on-disk format for these Hebrew texts will be appreciated.

Sincerely and respectfully


Last edited by dcbdbis on Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:25 am
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Post Re: *.ont File Format
there is a document with details on the .ont format. Go to the site under the 'Tools' section and look for it,

Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:40 am
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Post Re: *.ont File Format

Got it!


Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:39 pm
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