The Universal Translator Assistant Project
using the technology of today to bring the theories of yesterday to the languages of tomorrow
I heard someone is translating the Bible into Klingon - Is that you?
Read below ( Theory Behind the UTA ) and you'll learn that working with the WEB translation of the Bible (http://www.ebible.org/bible/WEB/webfaq.htm ) got me interested in doing mock translations into various Science Fiction languages.
But the UTA project is a pretty simpleminded translation process - The Klingon Language Institute is working on a serious translation (I *AM* involved in that effort - here is some of my work, Psalm 117 and other things. For the KLI materials click here.. I even intend to use the work I've done on the UTA tool for doing translations. But the UTA tool in its current form is rather silly, and does translations more for their entertainment value, than linguistic purity.
Now, as a service of the UTA project, I am providing lookup for WEB, KJV and Douay Bible translations. In addition, you may "translate" texts into Klingon, Vulcan, Romulan and Esperanto:
(note: passages should be in the form: BOOK Chapter [Verse [End-verse] ] )
If you need to know the form of the book titles, type "help"
note: Douay book titles are different in some cases. Eg Isaias for Isaiah, Jonas for Jonah.
(note: passage should be in the form: BOOK Chapter [Verse [End-verse] ] - )
A while back, I acquired a machine-readable copy of the WEB Bible translation (http://www.ebible.org/bible/WEB/webfaq.htm ) and was doing a number of text processing things with it. Here are some programs to use if you'd like to use the WEB Bible (Douay or King James, now):
http://mrklingo.freeshell.org/aol/JPKlingon/scroll.zip - Visual Basic for Win 3.1 or Win9x WEB ONLY
http://mrklingo.freeshell.org/aol/JPKlingon/webship.zip - command mode for Win9x/NT machines
http://mrklingo.freeshell.org/aol/joeland54/webship.zip - command mode for DOS machines WEB and KJV ONLY
You'll need a KJV or WEB (or both) file for this software. Move the file into the directory from which you run WEBible or KJBible. Unzip it and type "WEBible SPLIT", or "KJBible SPLIT". This generates the web.dir or kjv.dir directory with the needed Biblical files
http://www.ebible.org/bible/web/webgbf.zip - download the GBF format of the WEB translation here
http://www.ebible.org/bible/kjv/kjvgbf.zip - download the GBF format of the KJV translation here
http://www.geocities.com/mrklingon/drv.zip - GBF format of the Douay translation - already split. Unzip it in the directory you run drbible.exe in.