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#1 Alistair

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 06:08 AM

As there are increasing numbers of free books available from the Internet, I wonder if any of them might be turned into Accordance modules?

(cf my previous postings/rantings about my perceived under-development of user tools :))

I have found many excellent public domain works from

http://www.archive.org
http://books.google.com
http://www.gutenberg.org
http://ccel.org/

And there are also websites selling PDFs on CD, eg
http://solascripturapublishing.com/

Also many biblical MSS and early editions are available on the web as PDF facsimilies, eg Sinaiticus, Alexandrinus, the Complutensian Polyglot, Erasmus 1516 1518 1522, Estienne 1546, Beza 1565 1588 1598, Elzevir 1624 1633, and Bagster's Hexapla 1841 (Grk text of Scholz with Wiclif, Tyndale, Cranmer, Genevan, "Anglo-Rhemish" and AV 1611 in columns), etc...

Edited by Alistair, 31 March 2007 - 06:22 AM.


#2 Helen Brown

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Posted 31 March 2007 - 10:22 AM

Thanks for the suggestions.

The problem is not just the availability of etexts. We are aware of these sources. However, we put enormous amounts of work into preparing modules for Accordance, with Scripture references, languages, and all the other fields. It's a highly skilled job and there are very few people who can do it. They are all working flat-out to get new modules to you as quickly as possible, without compromising our high standards.
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#3 Alistair

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Posted 03 April 2007 - 04:31 AM

…Which is why I keep harping on about giving us Accordance users the tools to do the job for you!

If I am going to be cleaning up and preparing eTexts for my own use, why not share them with others, and why not use them in Accordance?

I just think more and more people will be requesting this feature more and more.

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 11:52 AM

…Which is why I keep harping on about giving us Accordance users the tools to do the job for you!

The specific aspect that I "harp" about, even challenge our friends on, is enhancing the HTML import feature. I recently challenged Accordance Blogger David Lang to elaborate the topic fully, a ball he started to pick up but has since dropped.
Of course, this all has to do with where they choose to allocate resources, but I have argued for years that the effort would be worth it.

I would argue that spending time taking the HTML import functionality to the next level would usher in an explosion of user available modules.

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 04:13 AM

Agreed. The new Bible import functionality in 7.2 is great, definitely a step in the right direction. I think it is a harbinger of more good things to come.

~A!




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