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« on: February 20, 2006, 10:50:07 pm »
I would like to get a bible on my Zaurus SL-C1000.  Is there anything free?  Or anything at all?  What is the best method of doing so?

Cheers!

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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2006, 11:56:57 pm »
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I would like to get a bible on my Zaurus SL-C1000.  Is there anything free?  Or anything at all?  What is the best method of doing so?

Cheers!
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I just read something in the software megapost on sword and dagger and jsword from project sword.
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2006, 12:34:42 am »
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I would like to get a bible on my Zaurus SL-C1000.  Is there anything free?  Or anything at all?  What is the best method of doing so?

Cheers!
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I just read something in the software megapost on sword and dagger and jsword from project sword.
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I tried it on my SL-C1000.  Doesn't seem to work right.  It only shows one book.  I wish I wasn't limited to tablet mode.

Anything else out there?

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« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2006, 10:08:07 am »
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I would like to get a bible on my Zaurus SL-C1000.  Is there anything free?  Or anything at all?  What is the best method of doing so?

Cheers!
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I just read something in the software megapost on sword and dagger and jsword from project sword.
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I tried it on my SL-C1000.  Doesn't seem to work right.  It only shows one book.  I wish I wasn't limited to tablet mode.

Anything else out there?
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There is a discussion of porting the NET Bible to the Sword
project here:

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Nothing specific to the Zaurus other than my mention of it.

I tried one of the apps and it didn't display well either.  Guess
we will have to offer to test Sword Project apps on our C1000's
so they are sure to tweak them to work properly.

I am still unclear if JSword will run under any of the versions
of Java that may be loaded to the C1000.  (I am using Cacko
and do not know how that impacts the Java choices.)

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« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2006, 01:19:23 pm »
Try handango.com, click on Linux link, and type "Bible" in search box. There are free pdf or html versions of the King James Bible.
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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2006, 03:38:11 pm »
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Try handango.com, click on Linux link, and type "Bible" in search box. There are free pdf or html versions of the King James Bible.
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I need something that is not translation-centric.

I tend to prefer modern translations with lots of translation detail embedded.

The NET Bible and the Amplified Bible are personal preferences.

What I like about the Sword Project is that it equips one to choose the translation
or translations one prefers.

When dealing with older Christians and/or those raised in more traditional churches
I may use the KJV a lot as they are comfortable with it.

When dealing with new believers Elizabethan English is not helpful.  There are
also words in the KJV that now have the opposite meaning so that one would get
the entirely wrong message.  (I do not wish to engage a translation debate.)

Given the imperfection of the translation process I let the Holy Spirit guide me to
the English phraseology that best causes my mind to get the correct message --
always consistent with the rest of the Word and of course with the character of
God.

Sorry for the extra commentary, just felt the need to explain why I cannot make
use of your kind suggestion.

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« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2006, 05:46:20 pm »
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Try handango.com, click on Linux link, and type "Bible" in search box. There are free pdf or html versions of the King James Bible.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=115608\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

I need something that is not translation-centric.

I tend to prefer modern translations with lots of translation detail embedded.

The NET Bible and the Amplified Bible are personal preferences.

What I like about the Sword Project is that it equips one to choose the translation
or translations one prefers.

When dealing with older Christians and/or those raised in more traditional churches
I may use the KJV a lot as they are comfortable with it.

When dealing with new believers Elizabethan English is not helpful.  There are
also words in the KJV that now have the opposite meaning so that one would get
the entirely wrong message.  (I do not wish to engage a translation debate.)

Given the imperfection of the translation process I let the Holy Spirit guide me to
the English phraseology that best causes my mind to get the correct message --
always consistent with the rest of the Word and of course with the character of
God.

Sorry for the extra commentary, just felt the need to explain why I cannot make
use of your kind suggestion.

doc
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The NET Bible is HTML, so no need to wait for a PDA version. I use Just Reader to study (very readable on my sl5500), because it loads the links to the footnotes quickly. I run qpsword alongside mostly for the Strong's, ISBE and commentaries.

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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2006, 11:30:42 am »
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The NET Bible is HTML, so no need to wait for a PDA version. I use Just Reader to study (very readable on my sl5500), because it loads the links to the footnotes quickly. I run qpsword alongside mostly for the Strong's, ISBE and commentaries.
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Wow, I downloaded the NET Bible but couldn't unzip it on my C1000 (anyone recommend an unzip
ipk?)

I unzipped it on my laptop then transferred it to a SD Card.

Not only is it huge but it is slow and unavailable to search as-is.

Where might I find an ipk for Just Reader, please?

I will go and grab qpsword -- di I need the unifont package for my C1000 w.Cacko?

Thanks!  doc
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2006, 12:46:21 pm »
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Where might I find an ipk for Just Reader, please?

Just Reader works well.  Thanks!

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I will go and grab qpsword -- do I need the unifont package for my C1000 w.Cacko?

qpsword is a little weird on the C1000 but works.

I downloaded a couple of translations (ASV & KJV) plus a bunch
of reference materials (MHCC, Naves, etc.).

When I open ASV I see no menu item to call MHCC or any of the other apps.
What am I missing, please?

I am really excited to have multiple translations and Bible resources on my
C1000!  The resources of WordSearch got me through the Seminary and
many sermons and teaching contexts -- the C1000 will prove equally valuable
I am sure.

Thanks!  doc
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2006, 02:31:28 pm »
I just use opie-reader with a plucker version of the bible that works great for me.  You might want to try that.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2006, 10:28:54 pm »
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I just use opie-reader with a plucker version of the bible that works great for me.  You might want to try that.
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"plucker"

Wazzat?  ;-)

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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2006, 10:50:54 pm »
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I just use opie-reader with a plucker version of the bible that works great for me.  You might want to try that.
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"plucker"

Wazzat?  ;-)

doc
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Plucker is just a document format that opie-reader can read.  I think it supports many document formats but I just happened to find the bible in the plucker format for opie-reader.
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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2006, 11:25:19 pm »
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I just use opie-reader with a plucker version of the bible that works great for me.  You might want to try that.
[div align=\"right\"][a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=115771\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a][/div]

"plucker"

Wazzat?  ;-)

doc
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Plucker is just a document format that opie-reader can read.  I think it supports many document formats but I just happened to find the bible in the plucker format for opie-reader.
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Thanks for the clarification!  Thought it might be a regional colloquialism
with which I was not aware.

I will check out Opie Reader and the list of Plucker-type Bible resources.

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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2006, 11:26:16 pm »
Hmm.  I'll have to try that

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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2006, 02:34:54 pm »
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"plucker"

Wazzat?  ;-)

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[a href=\"http://www.plkr.org]Plucker[/url] is a very cool website scraper. You can easily turn a web page or site into an e-book. I've been using it since my Palm days. The basic concept is that on your Linux or Windows desktop, you feed plucker a website and options and it creates a pdb.

Tim Wentford's opie-reader is probably the best e-book reader I've found on the Zaurus. It reads html, plucker, Mobipocket, weasel and several other formats.

I have another question. What free translation most closely resembles NIV?

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