[IAEP] Astrology at Spirituality for Kids

Edward Mokurai Cherlin mokurai at sugarlabs.org
Mon Aug 26 00:32:50 EDT 2013

On Sun, August 25, 2013 8:14 pm, James Simmons wrote:

> Between Get Books and Read Etexts and the Browse Activities a child
> wishing
> to study his own religion or others has a wealth of material to look at.
>  Personally I'd leave it at that.  Sword is OK, and if there is something
> for studying the Koran that's OK too. If I could figure out how a Python
> program could make studying the Gita easier or more enjoyable I'd write
> one.

You don't need to. We can use existing software such as Sword with any
text in English. Sword also deals with Unicode, so we should be able
to put in the Sanskrit Devanagari as well. There is also software for
creating concordances, and there are dictionaries in the Public
Domain. Let me know if you would like a set of links for all of that,
and I will ask around to see who else would like to work on it. I have
contacts with organizations doing electronic versions of Buddhist,
Muslim, Sikh, and Daoist texts, would expect to be able to find many
others without trouble. Some of them have their own software. If you
would be willing to Sugarize some of it, we can talk.


The SWORD Project is the CrossWire Bible Society's free Bible software
project. Its purpose is to create cross-platform open-source tools--
covered by the GNU General Public License-- that allow programmers and
Bible societies to write new Bible software more quickly and easily.
We also create Bible study software for all readers, students,
scholars, and translators of the Bible, and have a growing collection
of over 200 texts in over 50 languages.

For example, they have a Bible in Hindi. I have not looked to see
whether it is in Devanagari or Romanization. But I know that they do
full pointed Hebrew and polytonic Greek, and that they offer Strong's
Bible dictionaries in both.

> James Simmons

Edward Mokurai (默雷/निशब्दगर्ज/نشبدگرج) Cherlin
Silent Thunder is my name, and Children are my nation.
The Cosmos is my dwelling place, the Truth my destination.

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