[sword-devel] Open source German Volxbibel

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Sun Dec 28 11:23:40 MST 2008

This page is probably worth pointing out:

The actual link (I believe to a Zefania page) is down, and only ever 
contained the version 1 Bible (which is now up to version 3), but it may 
still be available through one of the web archives and I imagine a few 
of us downloaded it while the link was alive--in case anyone is 
interested in that edition.

Making something new from the v3 text would require grabbing the v3 text 
via Wiki export and doing some rather icky manipulation via regexes to 
deal with the footnotes. Everything else ought to be fairly 
straightforward. I think the VolxBibel is somewhere on my todo list, but 
if anyone else would like to step up and work on it, I can provide 
either the list of Wiki entries needed for the export page or the 
exported text itself--ready for conversion to OSIS.


David Haslam wrote:
> Has anyone at CrossWire visited the German  http://www.volxbibel.de/
> Volxbibel  website?
> "The Volxbibel is the first translation of the Bible in the world, in which
> every person on the Internet can be involved. This is the wiki Volxibel
> available under a Creative Commons open-source license on the web. Currently
> we are working on version 3.0, which is almost completed."
> English speakers can get the gist by using 
> http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A//www.volxbibel.com/index.php&hl=en&langpair=de|en&tbb=1&ie=ISO-8859-15
> Google translate .
> -- David

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