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Ethically or not, I went ahead and did it anyway.

The Word of the Lord is now available in a pure TEI form, available for 
free download at https://github.com/lb42/KJV_1611/

I'll add more documentation of the process in due course.


On 18/03/17 02:16, Martin Mueller wrote:
>
> That’s beyond my technical paygrade, though perhaps I could learn how 
> to do this. I worry more about its being ethical, especially when the 
> text is the Bible! On the other hand, if it’s legal and I can get the 
> technical chops that may be what I’ll end up doing. The Hathi Trust 
> has a Bible printed in Cambridge in the 1630’s and it is 
> unquestionably an edition of the Authorized Version. But the 
> underlying OCR is mainly garbage.
>
> *From: *Misha Broughton <[log in to unmask]>
> *Date: *Friday, March 17, 2017 at 5:39 PM
> *To: *Martin Mueller <[log in to unmask]>
> *Cc: *"[log in to unmask]" <[log in to unmask]>
> *Subject: *Re: 1611 King James Bible
>
> Could you script the downloads with wget or something similar?
>
> Misha
>
> On Mar 17, 2017 6:14 PM, "Martin Mueller" 
> <[log in to unmask] 
> <mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
>
>     Is there a free digital version of the 1611 King James Bible in
>     its original spelling? The TCP doesn’t have it. The Oxford Text
>     Archive has a version in standardized spelling.  At
>     http://kingjamesbibleonline.org
>     <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__kingjamesbibleonline.org&d=DwMFaQ&c=yHlS04HhBraes5BQ9ueu5zKhE7rtNXt_d012z2PA6ws&r=rG8zxOdssqSzDRz4x1GLlmLOW60xyVXydxwnJZpkxbk&m=tM_jBovOuyNdqabvSu4v4WlrkM0_NDLYJdJXPzzc7ro&s=DfHE924K6fuYHE6gJXnQeUIZP1iUoYJwCQhBvjCm0nE&e=>
>     there is an original spelling version, and it is aligned with good
>     images (which appear to come from Penn), but you can’t download it
>     as a whole, though you could get it chapter by chapter, which
>     would be pretty tedious.
>