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#11 jonathon


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Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

The most time consuming part of module making is cleaning the text so that the format is consistent, professional and as typo-free as possible.


People always seem to be surprised when I say that it takes at least 40 - 60 hours to create a Bible resource (Protestant Canon) properly, and 60 - 80 hours for a Bible resource that includes the Anagignoskomena.

My rule of thumb is at least thirty minutes per page, to clean up the text. This includes, but is not limited to proof reading, presentation markup, semantic markup. In some instances, it can take as much as six hours per page.

This rule of thumb applies to everything from Project Gutenburg to Google Books PDFs, to Archive.org ePub to the photographs of the manuscripts of the Bible.

we have a guy working hard now to clean up "pump and dump" modules of the past.

My big objection to releasing "pump and dump" resources, is that they are not marked as such, and except on very rare occasions, nobody cleans up the resource.

I can see releasing a quick "pump and dump" for the early birds that want the content, and then releasing a cleaned up version. However, that requires the resource creator to be committed to the project, and willing to have "bad content" with their name on it being distributed after they release the cleaned up version.

I'd hate to make more messes for our guys to clean up.

I've talked to several people whose profession is to scan, OCR, and create clean texts. Almost all of them have said that it is faster, easier, and for the client cheaper, to throw away the new digital content, and restart from the original edata, regardless of how bad that edata is. One of the consultants went as far as saying that for some types of data, retyping everything using a modern word processor that outputs to an ISO standard file format is faster, simpler, and produces more consistent results than OCRing the text, and fixing it "later". (Key phrase: ISO standard file format.)


#12 Bradley S. Cobb

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:45 AM

Others have "specialized" more so, like Cobb does a lot of Bible modules because he has that down to a science, where as I've never made a Bible module.

I never thought a guy could make me blush. lol.

Thanks, and I'm happy that they are deemed useful. I am working with a couple people who have published their own translations (one with Zondervan) to make their Bibles into e-Sword format, but with their specific format still in place. More on it as it develops.
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#13 Josh Bond

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:29 AM

Has anyone thought of making Joseph Parker's set called "The People's Bible" into an e-sword module?

Warren Wiersbe said of Joseph Parker: "If I were in London on the Lord's Day and had already heard Spurgeon preach, I would hasten to the City Temple and there sit at the feet of Joseph Parker, whose congregations were second in size only to those of Spurgeon."

Here's a link to the text...http://web.me.com/aoyama334/Site/Joseph_Parker.html

Either way, I've been so blessed by this website, thanks for your hard work!


Done: http://www.biblesupp...ipture-27-vols/

#14 Josh H

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

I'm speechless...thank you so much!!!

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