[sword-devel] a new source for modules?

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Wed Sep 2 06:05:55 MST 2009

There are some quite fascinating Bibles and Bible related texts available
from Project Gutenberg.
For example, they have several different editions of the Spanish Reina
1602, 1858, 1862, 1865, 1909.

For anyone who has read "The Bible in Spain" by George Henry Borrow, this
item may be of special interest, 
Bible. N.T. Luke. Romany; Translator Borrow, George Henry, 1803-1881 ; Title
Embéo e Majaró Lucas.

They also have Title Il Vanzeli di Mateo ; Alternate Title Gospel of Matthew
; Language Friulian.
cf.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friulian_language

- David

Daniel Blake wrote:
> Jonathan Morgan wrote:
>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 7:41 AM, Chris Little<chrislit at crosswire.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>>>> Peter von Kaehne wrote:
>>>>> Just started to look around Google Books and saw the huge collection
>>>>> of
>>>>> public domain books scanned, OCRd and transformed into epub books.
>>>> E.g. here Wesley's complete works:
>>>> http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=2tdhAAAAIAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=subject:%22+theology+%22&lr=&as_brr=1&ei=opmZSu6qDqCGygTxpIjODg&rview=1#v=onepage&q=&f=false
>>>> Scanned, OCRed and as epub. A rudimentary genbook should be creatable
>>>> within a couple of hours and once references etc are inserted it could
>>>> be a valuable resource beyond the ability of an epub reader.
>>>> Peter
>>> No doubt this is a step in the right direction, but I have the same
>>> misgivings as Matthew regarding OCRd and unproofed content.
>>> I popped the book you cite into Adobe Digital Editions to check the
>>> quality,
>>> and found most of the OCR problems we would expect to see:
>>> weird layout, non-Latin text appears as gibberish, and one (text) page I
>>> spotted was just presented inline as a scanned image.
>>> So, it's a good step, but the quality is pretty bad.
>> I agree too.  I am involved with a website that distributes a lot of
>> scanned and OCR'd works, and when I read some of them I think "How
>> could you seriously present that document to the world?"  For what
>> it's worth, Logos say that it is faster and better to type the content
>> in yourself than to OCR and then proofread and correct, and Logos
>> produces a lot of content.  I suspect that would be certain for
>> reasonably complex scripts and layouts, and quite possible even for
>> reasonably simple content if you have good typists.
>> Jon
> The Gutenberg Project might be a better source for Public Domain texts 
> in many different formats.
> http://www.gutenberg.org/
> Daniel Blake
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