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Josh Bond

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#34120 Esword module convert to Wordsearch 12

Posted by Josh Bond on 18 July 2018 - 10:41 AM



No, unfortunately most commercial Bible software do not allow you to convert material into their format. They need to sell you things and easy conversion into their format undermines that goal.



#34072 Bible in the Karen Language

Posted by Josh Bond on 07 July 2018 - 04:43 PM

As TJ noted, you need to download ToolTip NT, the module creation tool.


It's much easier to create modules without using a specific font. Instead, the modern trend is toward unicode. This way, no special fonts are needed. It gets more complicated when trying to create Bible modules with specific fonts, both with module creation tool (ToolTip NT) and with the distribution (and installation) of the fonts with the module.




I work with the Karen people of Burma and would like to pursue getting a bible module of the Karen language available in e-Sword. I am reasonably capable technically, but would like to get some instructions of where to begin by those who have done this kind of thing before. Is there anyone who could give me some pointers as to where to begin this project?


Obviously, I need to locate the Karen fonts and a Karen electronic bible. However, assuming I have these, what steps are necessary to create an e-Sword module using this data?


Thank you,

—Otto Gershon

#31147 Transferring ESword to a new computer

Posted by Josh Bond on 02 August 2017 - 10:55 AM

Thanks, yes, advertising links in the profile. Deleted the user and his posts.

#30943 I'd like to delete a file from Biblesupport..... how?

Posted by Josh Bond on 26 June 2017 - 09:38 AM



In the future, just edit the existing upload when make a change. At the bottom of each file listing (that you upload), you'll see this:   Edit this upload   Is this file subject to a copyright?


In the meantime, I removed the original version you uploaded, leaving only the second version.




#30935 RNJKV Backdoor.IRCBot/Variant

Posted by Josh Bond on 25 June 2017 - 12:26 PM

I just downloaded the file and the file is not infected.


It's possible the file became infected after you downloaded. But it's more likely you saw a false positive, which certain malware programs infamously generate. Malware, anti-virus, anti-adware programs sometimes produce a warning for software that they do not recognize, especially software whose sole purpose appears to be to copy a file from one location to another. Although this is valid within an e-Sword context, copying files to other locations is also how backdoors are established and how malware replicates. From the anti-malware's prospective, it sees an unpopular program and it can see the program copies files from one location to another. It then simply guesses that it's malware. A few brands of anti-malware are famous for this.


Although I believe that you believe your statement, "It absolutely could not be installed any other way", that statement is incorrect as well. There are many ways malware can be installed without you ever installing or even (knowingly) downloading a program. If this site truly served malware, Google would delist us within a matter of hours.

#29914 Reference Question

Posted by Josh Bond on 26 January 2017 - 03:01 PM

It's an older reference for "etc.": http://english.stack...diction-yours-c


(I once had the same question)

#29811 donnations

Posted by Josh Bond on 12 January 2017 - 10:30 PM



The e-Sword.net website promises to send a flash drive for a donation.  I looked and this site has not received a donation from you. I think you're confusing this website with e-Sword.net.



#29661 The Layman's Bible Commentary

Posted by Josh Bond on 12 December 2016 - 11:41 AM

I'll reset the uploaded date every time you had a book, so it goes to the top of the New e-Sword Modules list.

#29643 HTML Streaming Data Base?

Posted by Josh Bond on 09 December 2016 - 02:16 PM

Hey Gary,


Your project sounds ambitious!


e-Sword modules are SQLite databases. Your website database would probably be MySQL. You could convert from one format to another but such would require coding and intermediary processing. This would require more effort initially but would led to seamless conversions later.


Another idea: You can generate an e-Sword module (database) from a word processing document in a program called ToolTip NT. The disadvantage of this solution is you must update the word processing document each time you made a change to your website database. This is the better "low-tech" solution, allowing non-technical users to parse and format data properly for e-Sword.


But no, e-Sword can't pull data from the Internet.





My thoughts are that rather than create a new dictionary version every couple of weeks, I was hoping to have this information available as it is entered.




Again, I've already compiled a large list of words as the example shown above, but as it grows, I just figured it may be more feasible to tie a website database to the dictionary to allow automatic updates, rather than create countless consecutive versions of the same dictionary for download.


God bless,


#29581 The Layman's Bible Commentary

Posted by Josh Bond on 30 November 2016 - 10:23 AM

Congratulations on making your first module. This looks very good!


Two suggestions:


1. Make one quick pass through your text with your editor window width resized narrower or wider. This will reveal line breaks that shouldn't be there. (These can be difficult to notice if they happen to align with the width of your editor window and resizing the window width for one quick pass reveals them. They will stand out).


2. Matthew 18:1-35 (The New Community): is that supposed to be blank?


The quality of the text digitization is truly excellent!

#29567 Beza's Greek New Testament

Posted by Josh Bond on 29 November 2016 - 10:05 AM

Rather than deleting the upload entirely, I've unapproved it so the original uploader retains access. No one else can see the material for now.


I sent a message to Josh asking him to delete the uploads







#29213 What's the Story with Rick Meyers?

Posted by Josh Bond on 18 October 2016 - 03:56 PM

This is the short version of what I've been able to ascertain over the years. I've never asked anyone because I believed it was none of my business.


Rick's daughter was a musician or singer, tried to "make it" in the industry with limited success, and then she decided to get on with her life in the traditional way (marriage, family, etc.) Somewhere along the line, she attracted a stalker (as many public personalities do). That stalker transferred over to Rick and his church, presumably because his church was mentioned on e-sword.net.


This stalker is, in my opinion, certifiably insane. His posts go in circles, with no logic, no evidence, and wild accusations. When his blog or forum is shut down in one place (likely for defamation of character and libel), he says the same thing in another place. He's been shutdown now in dozens, if not hundreds, of forums, blogs, and publication venues.


And on this website, we're not going to delve into this. If someone is mentally ill, this will only "feed" them the attention they obviously crave. Let's leave it alone because it's not our business.



#29104 The Companion Bible for e-Sword

Posted by Josh Bond on 08 October 2016 - 01:34 PM

I agree. There are a ton of typos in this resource and it really needs to be made, from the ground up and put into a format that more closely resembles the original (when possible).


It was imported from another Bible software. Their methodology was to use algorithms and various search/replace's to fix typos and known problems. That worked sometimes, but it left (and sometimes even created) other errors throughout. There's still no substitute, when OCRing text, for a human eye comparing suspect words in the original scan with the digitized text.

#28900 New World Translation

Posted by Josh Bond on 14 September 2016 - 09:43 AM

And that concludes this exciting episode of "Jehovah's Witnesses"! Thanks for watching and check back in a year or two when this periodically obligatory topic arises again. :)



#28899 What's Still Broken As Of e-Sword 11.06?

Posted by Josh Bond on 14 September 2016 - 09:32 AM

The fixed version is now live: http://www.biblesupp...tuationbblxexe/