[sword-devel] http://www.ccel.org/facsim/

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 11:12:33 -0700

That is a nice offer, Dave. In the past Bible Foundation has scanned PD 
works, but we have not done that in long time. Most of what we have gotten 
has been from others that have scanned, OCRed and edited the works. We 
don't have Windows NT so I don't think we could take your offer for our 
computers. However, we could still scan and OCR some texts if others would 
proofread and edit them. Which is the nice thing about 
http://www.ccel.org/facsim/ . After the page images and OCRed pages are put 
on-line. It allows multiple users to select pages for reading and editing 
without each reader needing an original text.

Troy has also done some work to provide a bases for Sword users to edit 
Sword texts and send the corrections in. I don't know how that is coming, 
but it would be nice to have new texts go through some proofreading before 
general distribution.

Jerry Hastings
Bible Foundation

At 02:21 AM 1/11/2001 -0800, David Burry wrote:
>I would be willing to personally donate a copy of Adobe Acrobat Capture, 
>Personal Edition (20,000 page license) to God's work of converting 
>Copyright-free/permission-granted Biblical texts into unencumbered freely 
>distributable online form if anyone here would seriously be able to put it 
>to good use.....  As an employee I am able to purchase up to 5 copies of 
>this product per year for a substantial discount.  If anyone's trying to 
>profit off of me from it they can jolly well pay the regular price for it 
><grin> and help my stock options in the process <wink> but when I freely 
>receive I want to freely give, and when I see others freely giving that's 
>who I want to give back to.
>See http://www.adobe.com/products/acrcapture/main.html for more info.
>Senior Web Developer, Adobe Systems