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Convert SWORD Project Bibles to Sony LRF Format?

The selection of version of the Bible on the Sony and other eBook stores is a bit light. Does anyone know of how to convert the files from SWORD into the Sony eBook LRF format?

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Re: Convert SWORD Project Bibles to Sony LRF Format?

We don't support any kind of transfer or conversion of Sword content to other formats. I would recommend checking sites like CCEL, which offers Bibles in HTML and plain text (which could be converted to LRF) and PDF (which could be read directly on the Sony Reader).
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Re: Convert SWORD Project Bibles to Sony LRF Format?

Chris, could you please elaborate on your statement?
In a different thread you in a similar fashion indicated, "We do not support module extraction or any other kind of conversion from Sword format to other formats."

Let's assume that the module in question contains a public domain translation of the Bible. This way we exclude all copyright issues.

What is the SWORD project's policy on format conversions away from SWORD to other projects?

1. Does SWORD prohibit conversions?
2. Does SWORD not take active steps to facilitate such conversions?
3. Does SWORD take active steps to prevent such conversions?

If there is a desire to "close" the SWORD platform, what are the reasons (again we exclude copyrighted modules)?

Why does the SWORD Project not post sources for those of its modules that are in the public domain (other than the KJV) so that we would not be talking about "conversions"?

Do you contribute revisions of the sources back upstream to where you obtained them? Is there an easy way to find out where your module's source came from?

Let's test the above on the King James Clarified NT module in the beta repository. It is public domain. The source website has a web presentation but does not keep an osis source.
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Re: Convert SWORD Project Bibles to Sony LRF Format?

"not encourageing"

This means exactly what it states on the tin. It has little to do with copyrights (at least in the example you have given) nor with closing over CrossWire, but everything with faithfulness to the text.

When texts are passed on from website to website and getting converted and reconverted then it becomes increasingly hard to trust them.

Go back to the source like we did.
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Re: Convert SWORD Project Bibles to Sony LRF Format?

This means exactly what it states on the tin. It has little to do with copyrights (at least in the example you have given) nor with closing over CrossWire, but everything with faithfulness to the text.

When texts are passed on from website to website and getting converted and reconverted then it becomes increasingly hard to trust them.

Go back to the source like we did.


Thank you. The desire to have one "custodian" for the electronic text is a worthy one. I just wish that:

it would be more transparent who the source/custodian is (e.g., as part of the description of the module);
the new formats (OSIS, ThML) would be sent back to the source if the source/custodian does not have them;
the corrected typos/issues would be fed upstream to the custodian;
The CrossWire would take the role of the custodian for the texts when the original source is no longer available or nonresponsive.
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Re: Convert SWORD Project Bibles to Sony LRF Format?


it would be more transparent who the source/custodian is (e.g., as part of the description of the module);

We do make this clear in the .conf files for all but the oldest modules.

the new formats (OSIS, ThML) would be sent back to the source if the source/custodian does not have them;

Most are not interested in this.

the corrected typos/issues would be fed upstream to the custodian;

We don't generally correct anything other than formatting inconsistencies. Half of the typo reports we receive are simply wrong.

The CrossWire would take the role of the custodian for the texts when the original source is no longer available or nonresponsive.

We are a software development group. We don't aspire to be a text repository for anyone other than users of our software.

When sources disappear, we recommend using the Internet Archive.
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