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by LSorenson
Tue Apr 07, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: All Things are Better in Koine (YouTube Satirical Video)
Replies: 0
Views: 1107

All Things are Better in Koine (YouTube Satirical Video)

A little levity, While searching for songs in Koine, I stumbled across this video: All Things Are Better in Koine. A Tongue-in-cheek music video about Biblical Greek. Song written and recorded by Derek North, rap section composed by Sam Casucci, video directed and edited by Nick Casucci. http://www....
by LSorenson
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Composition Board
Topic: Modern Songs in Koine Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 5670

Modern Songs in Koine Greek

Hello all, I've made it a pastime while singing praise songs to see if I can sing them in Greek, quickly thinking of the Greek words while the rest of the congregation sings in English (I would not recommend this in a small church). You quickly become keenly aware of how slow you are, not only do yo...
by LSorenson
Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:06 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 21892

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

I downloaded and am trying CVision's Maestro Recognition Server version 4.0.339. It has a 30 day evaluation. I don't know if its an industrial solution with an industrial price. The trial version allows up to 5000 scans with the evaluation. There is a Greek dictionary that can be added, and you can ...
by LSorenson
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 21892

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

The word doc is edited - all the Greek and Hebrew was typed by hand. -- the OCR engine used by the Microsoft document imaging brought in no Greek or Hebrew. I'm going to put up online of extracts of pages from the original Abbott-Smith pdf and some scans from my reprint and see if anyone who has any...
by LSorenson
Tue Mar 24, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 21892

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

Thanks for the links. Well I downloaded Anagnostis from the given link a second time. This time the program loaded fine and had no gibberish. I was not impressed with the conversion - it was virtually worthless for Abbott-Smith's lexicon. I have uploaded a file with some of the images for Abbott-Smi...
by LSorenson
Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:45 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 21892

Re: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

Well I tried the download of Anagnostis. My Mcafee SiteAdvisor warned me that the site was unsafe. The program downloaded fine, but it seems that it must have a different codebase/regional language setting. Many of the dialogs were in gibberish, I switched the Windows regional language to Greek, and...
by LSorenson
Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:56 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software
Replies: 21
Views: 21892

Looking for Classical Greek OCR Software

Hello all, I am looking for the best OCR software for digitizing scans of books with ancient Greek fonts (which contain accents and breathing marks, diaeresis, etc.) Does anyone have experience with using a particular OCR engine, and if so, how much "training" of the software was required and did ce...
by LSorenson
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: The Hopperizer: Link texts to Pereus/Diogenes LSJ lexicon
Replies: 0
Views: 1613

The Hopperizer: Link texts to Pereus/Diogenes LSJ lexicon

Hello all, Tom Moore at KataBiblon.com (a Greek/English online New Testament/Greek Old Testament site) has an online tool called "the Hopperizer" which can be found at http://www.katabiblon.com/tools/perseus-hopperizer/ . The Hopperizer is both a betacode converter and an LSJ lexicon linker. The onl...
by LSorenson
Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Greek-Greek Lexicon AND.. Some Jealousy
Replies: 12
Views: 5840

Re: Greek-Greek Lexicon AND.. Some Jealousy

There was recent discussion on the B-Greek (Biblical-Greek) email list about creating a Koine-Koine lexicon. An ancient Greek-Greek lexicon does not currently exist. If you know English, both the Woodhouse Greek-English lexicon and the Louw-Nida Lexicon of Semantic Domains can help in finding Greek ...
by LSorenson
Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:06 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Diogenes software!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 28702

Re: Diogenes software!!!

The TLG database files which Diogenes can access, are not part of the Diogenes program. You must subscribe to the TLG (Thesaurus Linguae Graecae) http://www.tlg.uci.edu/ in order to get the texts from TLG. There are some freely available texts which TLG provides gratis. I do not think Diogenes can l...
by LSorenson
Tue Dec 16, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Hopperizer: Link text to Perseus or Diogenes LSJ lexicon
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

Re: The Hopperizer: Link your texts to Perseus or Diogenes LSJ!

Tom at Kata Biblon.com has now given online users of the Hopperizer the option of using either Perseus' LSJ lexicon or Diogenens LSJ lexicon. In order to use Diogenes, one must have Diogenes installed on their local computer and started (minimized). Diogenes is normally run from a machine's localhos...
by LSorenson
Sat Dec 13, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Hopperizer: Link text to Perseus or Diogenes LSJ lexicon
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

Re: The Hopperizer - Link your texts to Perseus' LSJ and more!

The initial email was sent out to the B-Greek email list and hence references to B-Greek (a biblical Greek email list) . But the Hopperizer utility is not a Biblical-Greek utility but a companion to the Perseus LSJ website, and therefore able to link words from many Greek texts which are not on the ...
by LSorenson
Wed Dec 10, 2008 1:07 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: The Hopperizer: Link text to Perseus or Diogenes LSJ lexicon
Replies: 5
Views: 4851

The Hopperizer: Link text to Perseus or Diogenes LSJ lexicon

(This post has been updated/edited (12-15-2008) from the orignal post ) Hello all, Christmas 2008 has come early to online students of ancient Greek! Tom Moore at KataBiblon.com (a Greek/English online New Testament/Greek Old Testament site) has been putting a tool together called "the Hopperizer" w...
by LSorenson
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Koine and Biblical and Medieval Greek
Topic: Index of Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek Textbook
Replies: 0
Views: 2203

Index of Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek Textbook

I find that Mounce's index in the back of his book is totally lacking. I would like it to be complete (such as Smyth's index), both for Greek words and topics. Has anyone created such a thing?

Louis Sorenson
by LSorenson
Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Unicode characters for showing metric length?
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Cardo Font has a private range

Well, maybe I'm answering my own question. After hunting through various fonts with Windows character map, I found a private range in the Cardo font. Characters U+F700. But since this is a private range, users who would view this on a web page would have to have the Cardo font installed. I know one ...
by LSorenson
Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Learning Greek
Topic: Unicode characters for showing metric length?
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Unicode characters for showing metric length?

Does anyone know what unicode page and/or codes are for the characters for the short, long, short/long (anceps) and other poetical and metric characters are contained in?

Louis
by LSorenson
Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Epictetus' Enchiridion Online Resources
Replies: 0
Views: 2653

Epictetus' Enchiridion Online Resources

Epictetus (65 A.D - 135 A.D) was a Stoic philosopher who talked primarily about ethics. The Enchiridion (or Manual, or Handbook) is a collection of his most important sayings. The Enchiridion is written in literary Koine Greek, and is highly recommended by both NT and Hellenistic Greek scholars. It'...