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    Default Turkmen

    I've got a Turkmen database ready to convert but I can't get the Version Database Compiler to work. I'm using version 6 which is old, I know. It's running in a Windows XP update 3 box under Windows 8.1. Can anyone be kind and compile it for me so I can load it on? Where can we upload the database once ready to go? Copyright: Institute for Bible Translation, Moscow.

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    If your database is copyrighted in the last 75 years it is illegal to copy it in the United States of America without written permission from the copyright holder. If it is in the public domain I would be happy to help you. You can attach any file with a .txt extension to this forum, so that anyone who reads this can access it. I could return the files for a compiled version via e-mail. All this, of course, only if the text is in the public domain.
    God bless!
    Mark Eddy

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    Ok let me check to see if they're alright with that, and what kind of statement they'd like with it.

    Yish

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    Hi, The Turkmen Bible is now available online for free at http://ibtrussia.org/en/text?m=TKL&l=1Chr&g=0&audio=1 (to read and listen to). I have the .txt files (actually .sfm but that's the same thing). Are you still willing to convert them for me? I now have Bibleworks 10 btw!Thanks, David

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    Default Versification

    Ok I managed to convert it (took all morning!) but haven't got the versification right. It has Russian versification so I copied the rso.vmf file and renamed it to tkm.vmf, and put it in the same folder as the converted Bible:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\BibleWorks 10\userdb

    and the Bible has the name tkm.txt, which is as it should be.

    But somehow it's still stuck on English versification.

    Any ideas how to fix this?

    Yish

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    Hi Yish,

    The new vmf file has to go in the \databases folder, not the \userdb folder. The \userdb folder contains the files that are to be compiled using the Version Database Compiler. When BibleWorks starts, it reads the \databases folder for files, but it does not read the \userdb folder. Try putting the new vmf file in the \databases folder and restart BibleWorks, and see if that doesn't solve the problem.

    Blessings,
    Glenn
    Glenn Weaver

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yish View Post
    I've got a Turkmen database ready to convert but I can't get the Version Database Compiler to work. I'm using version 6 which is old, I know. It's running in a Windows XP update 3 box under Windows 8.1. Can anyone be kind and compile Nox Vidmate VLC it for me so I can load it on? Where can we upload the database once ready to go? Copyright: Institute for Bible Translation, Moscow.
    If it is in the public domain I would be happy to help you. You can attach any file with a .txt extension to this forum, so that anyone who reads this can access it. I could return the files for a compiled version via e-mail. All this, of course, only if the text is in the public domain.
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    Last edited by aldousmunir; 02-12-2020 at 02:40 AM.

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    The Turkmen Bible is available online for free.
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    Default Validate Authorized Use of the Text

    I am writing to respond to comments I have seen in this tread about the use of the Turkmen Bible text. More than once the statement has been made that the version is available online for free. A link was provided to a page where there version can be viewed.

    I would urge due caution and respect for the work of others. The link provided takes one to the Turkmen version as it is presented on the site for Institute for Bible Translations. http://ibtrussia.org/en/ With a little digging I was able to determine that the Turkmen version has some relatively recent dates, the oldest of which is 2002, and the most recent of which is 2016. This is far from being in public domain. That it is available for use free of charge on the Internet does not mean that it may be copied and rendered into another format.

    So the suggestion will be to contact the Institute for Bible Translation to inquire about the use of the Turkmen bible text in a Bible software program, in this case, BibleWorks. It may be that they will be quite willing to permit its use in that way, but give them the benefit of the doubt in this matter.

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