[B-Greek] Funk's Beginning-Intermediate grammar
George F. Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri May 28 00:12:16 EDT 2004
If you can supply the scans, I am willing to covert it to a unicode font
(probably Arial Unicode MS, but a unicode font is a unicode font, is a
unicode font). I'd have to to it "the old fashioned way" -- type it.
On Thu, 27 May 2004 14:06:07 -0400 "Carl W. Conrad"
<cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu> writes:
> At 12:14 PM -0400 5/27/04, Ken Penner wrote:
> >It appears that many of us are agreed that Robert Funk's
> >_Beginning-Intermediate Grammar of Hellenistic Greek_ is too good
> to remain
> >out-of-print (and in that ugly Courier font).
> >My understanding (please correct any misinformation) is that:
> >Copyright is held by Westar Institute (that is, Bob Funk himself,
> not SBL).
> >Polebridge Press (part of Westar Institute, contact Charlene
> Matejovsky) is
> >willing to make the grammar freely accessible online in digitized
> >Digitizing the text is too large an effort for any one organization
> >individual to take on (SBL and Westar do not have the resources to
> commit at
> >this point).
> >If this understanding is correct (who can confirm it? Carl?), it
> seems that
> >what we need is a volunteer team to scan and OCR and proofread and
> mark up
> >the 3 volumes (plus the workbook), and provide the resulting HTML
> That's exactly right. I had some volunteers offer back in December
> scanning or for typing directly into a new document. What the people
> Westar want is a scan and conversion with a good OCR program into a
> font that they will supply.
> >Is any effort already underway in this regard? If so, whom can we
> contact to
> >volunteer? I have a copy and a scanner with OCR.
> >If not, it appears that we would need someone to coordinate the
> effort, and
> >find out who is willing to volunteer their resources for at least
> one of:
> >Scanning the grammar,
> >OCRing the scans,
> >Proofreading the OCR output,
> >(Bypassing scans and OCR) typing the text,
> >Marking up the text for navigation with HTML.
> >Then we could break up the effort and assign certain pages and
> tasks to the
> >volunteers, appropriate to their resources.
> >I'd love to see movement on this.
> I would very much like to see this too (I've already seen the
> arrival of
> BDAG; this is another thing I'd like to see happen in my lifetime;
> third is probably too much to hope for: the publication of a new
> definitive grammar of Hellenistic Greek to replace BDF.
> Would you be willing to coordinate it too? Or would anyone else be
> to undertake the oversight? I'd be glad to supply the correspondence
> I had
> with the contact person for Bob Funk at Westar Institute but I don't
> I could coordinatae this task very well myself.
> If need be I can supply the 3-volume textbook (coming apart with
> old-time cheap binding but all pages intact individually) but I
> don't have
> a copy of the workbook. I suspect that the books would have to be
> disassembled for careful scanning.
> Wherever we go from here, thanks at least for raising it anew as a
> issue; I had come to think it more or less hopeless after what
> seemed a
> good start last December.
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
> 1989 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
> cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
> WWW: http://www.ioa.com/~cwconrad/
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