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Friday, August 31, 2018

Just released version 2.1 of the reader’s edition of the Book of Mormon. (Fixes two minor typos.)

Also, the print edition is getting closer. I’ve been refactoring my publishing scripts to make things more seamless on my end, and that’s close to done.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Saturday, December 9, 2017

I’ve updated the rest of the scriptures in Word to match the new formatting, and I’ve added the remaining volumes of scripture to Google Docs as well. I’ve also added First Presidency Christmas devotionals to the Collected Talks.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Scriptures in Google Docs

I’ve taken the Word edition of the Book of Mormon and have uploaded it to Google Docs, where people can then copy it to their local Google Drive and use it as a study aid (highlighting, comments, etc.):

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It also allows for some interesting collaborative scripture study possibilities.

The other volumes of scripture will be coming soon.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Book of Mormon in Word redesigned

I recently realized that I never actually put any design effort into the scriptures in Word. Pretty lackluster:

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So I’m now redesigning them. The Book of Mormon is done and released as version 2.0:

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I’m still working on the other volumes and hope to release them soon.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Book of Mormon study edition 2.0

I’m pleased to announce version 2.0 of my Book of Mormon study edition.

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This version now uses the licensed text of the scriptures from the Church, which means I’m finally able to make editions in other languages. To start out, we’ve got French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and of course Spanish.

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To make it easier to create versions of the study edition in other languages, I started over from scratch, using a set of Python scripts to pull the text from the files the Church sent me, then generate a LaTeX document that gets turned into the PDF. It’s a really nice workflow.

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Over the next month or so I’ll be revising several of my other scriptures projects (reader’s edition, Words of the Prophets, etc.) to use the licensed text, with a similar Python-based workflow to make updates easier.

Also, if you’re interested in a study edition in a new language, let me know.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Old and New Testaments in JSON

Scriptures in JSON

The JSON versions of the Old and New Testaments are now available.

Also, I’ve compared all five standard works against the text on LDS.org and have fixed dozens of typos, a list of which you can see in the README changelog. (I had mistakenly assumed that my source text had been corrected, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.) None of the typos were doctrinal in nature — they’re all minor typographical fixes — but I recommend updating nonetheless.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Updated scriptures in JSON

There are now two new editions of the scriptures in JSON: flat and reference.

The flat edition is a flattened list of verses which makes it easier to iterate through the text for textual analysis and similar applications.

The reference edition structures the text so that it’s easily accessible via key: data['1 Nephi']['3']['7'], for example. (Thanks to Jon Faulkenberry for the recommendation.)

In the repo there are also the two Python scripts that I used to generate the new editions from the base edition.

Old and New Testaments are still forthcoming.