[sword-devel] Project Gutenberg Etexts

Jeff Collett sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 14:05:26 -0500

I am wondering how to become involved in the sword project as a developer? I
have programmed in C/C++, Visual C++, Visual Basic, some Java and COBOL. I
have the Visual C++ 6.0 and Visual Basic 6.0 compilers.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Little" <chrislit@crosswire.org>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2002 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Project Gutenberg Etexts

> On Mon, 24 Jun 2002, David's Mailing List and Spam Receiver wrote:
> > I was wondering if anyone had an idea as to how easy it would be to make
> > Project Gutenberg Etexts available as sword modules. I was thinking it
> > be nice to convert things like Augustine's City of God and Confessions
> > have them available as general book modules.
> Step 1:  See if anyone else in the world has a copy of it and use theirs
> instead.  CCEL has Confessions, for example.
> Step 2:  If no one else has the text you want to use, start putting the
> Gutenberg copy into imp format.
> The problem with Project Gutenberg is that all the books are in plain
> ASCII, with NO markup.  So you will need to insert paragraph breaks,
> minimally.  You may wish to insert scripture reference tags, if present.
> And many pieces of markup like emphasized text have been lost thanks to
> Project Gutenberg.
> There's no (reasonable) possibilty of an automatic converter like thml2gbs
> for Gutenberg works since they lack markup and any kind of organization.
> Good luck though!  I'm sure CCEL would be happy to take books like City of
> God if you put them into a good XML format.
> --Chris