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The texts from Perseus Library

Postby Gergian » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:04 pm

Perseus offers almost all of his texts for download in ( http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/opensource/download ), but is in HTML format. Does someone here know a easy way (maybe a software, a site etc...) to convert the HTML format to a readable format ?
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Re: The texts from Perseus Library

Postby bedwere » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:09 pm

Maybe the easiest thing for you is to open an html file with your favorite browser and then copy and paste.
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Re: The texts from Perseus Library

Postby Gergian » Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:59 pm

But If I do this, they open the HTML code, not the text... Ok, let leave the "easy" way, but I need a HTML editor or something like that?
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Re: The texts from Perseus Library

Postby bedwere » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:19 am

I think they are XML, not HTML files. Maybe someone else knows more.
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Re: The texts from Perseus Library

Postby jeidsath » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:49 am

Yes, they are XML. You need to use a programming language with an XML parser Python, Java, etc., to get them to spit out the text. And even then, you'll have to do a fair amount of custom coding.
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