DrolleryMedieval drollery of a knight on a horse
flowery border with man falling
flowery border with man falling

Me, the jury of one, is still out on whether I will continue with the Uniorg+NextJS or attempt to find a different solution. The current trouble? Parsing of Orgmode verse blocks results in a <pre> , which is not at all what I want. I could make most of the verse blocks, most of the time, look good. But what if it contains superscript text? In Org that looks like a ^{I am superscript} or a ^superscript. But when that translates to HTML it ends up being wrapped as <sup>I am superscript</sup> which doesn’t work with the <pre> block since these blocks render text verbatim. This is a problem for Bible verses which have whitespace formatting (which is that the Orgmode verse block is meant to preserve) but also have superscript text for the verse numbers. Take a look at Isaiah 8:13:

^{13} It is Yahweh of hosts whom you should regard as holy.
    And He shall be your fear,
    And He shall be your cause of trembling.

This is extra tricky, not only is there some whitespace formatting, but the superscript is the very first element in the text which, in Orgmode, requires that you use a special zero-width, non-breaking space character.

What to do? I don’t know. I was just getting happy with the idea of continuing with NextJS+Uniorg too. Suffice to say, I am going to continue plodding away at my build system for org-publish, because the exported Orgmode HTML does a wonderful job of properly displaying this exact situation:

<p class="verse">
<sup>13</sup> It is Yahweh of hosts whom you should regard as holy.<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And He shall be your fear,<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And He shall be your cause of trembling.<br>
<sup>14</sup> Then He shall become a sanctuary;<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;But to both the houses of Israel, a stone to strike and a rock to stumble over,<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;And a snare and a trap for the inhabitants of Jerusalem.<br>
<sup>15</sup> And many will stumble over them;<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Then they will fall and be broken;<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;They will even be snared and caught.”<br>