[sword-devel] 1828 Webster's module? (was KJVD (King James Dictionary) Module)

Wade Balzer wbalzer at newjerusalem.org
Fri May 27 08:04:26 MST 2011


I have the 1828 Webster's dictionary in an electronic format unmodified from
my source.   I believe it is the same source that is found everywhere in use
in public domain.   If someone wants to convert it to a Sword Module, I can
export it into a format that you can use for conversion.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian J Dumont [mailto:brian.j.dumont at gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, May 27, 2011 5:02 AM
To: SWORD Developers' Collaboration Forum
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] 1828 Webster's module? (was KJVD (King James
Dictionary) Module)

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On 05/27/2011 12:42 AM, Nic Carter wrote:
> Hi guys, I received this email from a guy who's interested in the 1828 
> version of the Webster's dictionary & I was wondering if anyone was 
> interested in doing something with this information?  Given it's taken 
> me 3 weeks simply to get back to him, I kinda don't have any time 
> right now to help him out...  :(
> His latest email had:
>> Dear Nic,
>> I found a website that has the 1828 dictionary for free download in 
>> electronic formats BW, Color, txt, Kindle etc, that you may be able 
>> to use and convert to a module.  Please go to to:
>> http://www.archive.org/details/americandictiona01websrich
>> The site says that it is not in copyright and there are several 
>> electronic formats.  Hope you can use it.  Let me know how it work 
>> out.  Thank you
> So, it may be possible to take the data from there to do something?
> Thanks, ybic
> nic...  :)
> Begin forwarded message:
>> *Date: *5 May 2011 8:08:23 PM AEST
>> *To: *Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com <mailto:niccarter at mac.com>>
>> *Subject: **Re: [sword-support] KJVD (King James Dictionary) Module*
>> Dear Nic,
>> Thanks for your reply back.  I completely understand about the 
>> copyright issue you are having with the KJVD module.  I hope it gets 
>> resolved soon in your favor.  Please let me know the outcome about 
>> the module-if you remember.
>> About Noah Webster's 1828 dictionary, there are websites for the 
>> dictionary at: http://1828.mshaffer.com/ 
>> http://www.1828-dictionary.com/ 
>> http://av1611.com/kjbp/kjv-dictionary/kjv-dictionary-index.html
>> I don't know if they have an electronic versions at these sites.  You 
>> can check with the site.
>> Yes, I have looked at the other Webster dictionary's for Pocketsword 
>> has but they are like regular dictionary's.  The 1828 dictionary is 
>> unique in that it uses Bible verses in the definitions.  For example, 
>> the word *CRISPING PIN *found in Isa. 3:22 in most if not all modern 
>> bible dictionarys, defines this as a woman's purse.  In the 1828 
>> dictionary, it is defined as a curling iron.  Thanks again for your 
>> reply back.
>> xxxx
>> --- On *Wed, 5/4/11, Nic Carter /<niccarter at mac.com
>> <mailto:niccarter at mac.com>>/* wrote:
>>     From: Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com <mailto:niccarter at mac.com>>
>>     Subject: Re: [sword-support] KJVD (King James Dictionary) Module
>>     Cc: support at crosswire.org <mailto:support at crosswire.org>
>>     Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2011, 6:01 PM
>>     Hi xxxx,
>>     Thanks for your email.  Unfortunately we have had someone claim
>>     copyright over our KJVD module.  I believe that the module has
>>     been pulled until we can establish whether or not it is actually
>>     under copyright, but in order to try to do the right thing, it
>>     won't be available for the time being.  I hope you can understand?
>>     Thanks, ybic
>>     nic...  :)
>>     ps:  regarding the Noah Webster's dictionary, do you know where
>>     it is available online?  I'm assuming that it is in the Public
>>     Domain given it's age, but we would require an electronic source
>>     from which to create a module.  Have you taken a look at the
>>     Webster dictionaries that are currently available for
>>     PocketSword?  There is one under the CrossWire 1 source and there
>>     are an additional 2 available under the CrossWire 2 source.  :)
>>     ----
>>     Nic Carter
>>     PocketSword Developer - an iPhone Bible Study app
>>     www: http://crosswire.org/pocketsword
>>     iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/app/Pocketsword/id341046078
>>     Twitter: http://twitter.com/pocketsword
>>     On 27/04/2011, at 3:52 AM, xxxx wrote:
>>>     Dear Crosswire Support,
>>>     I was wondering what happened to the KJVD (King James
>>>     Dictionary) Module for the iTouch/iPhone.  I currently have it
>>>     on my iTouch but when I tried to download it for my iPhone, it
>>>     is no longer available to download and install.  Is this not
>>>     available anymore.
>>>     Also if it's not available, is there a way to find this module
>>>     on my iTouch and copy it to the iPhone.  I tried to just copy
>>>     the Pocketsword app from iTouch to iPhone but it does not carry
>>>     over any modules I already have on it.
>>>     One more question-- will the "Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of
>>>     the English Language" be avaiable sometime in the future as a
>>>     module for download?  Thank you.
>>>     xxxx
>>>     _______________________________________________
>>>     sword-support mailing list
>>>     sword-support at crosswire.org
>>>     <x-msg://33/mc/compose?to=sword-support@crosswire.org>
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