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Old 10-17-2013, 04:52 PM   #16
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I looked through the output and one problem is certainly the "MOBI markup appears to contain random bytes. Stripping." line. The sample file that I used doesn't cause that, but there are certainly enough problems with the sample that I'm not surprised that there are even more problems with the full book. Basically, it looks to me like the mobi file is formatted poorly enough that Calibre's not up to the task of converting it.

Other than the Kindle version, the only other electronic CEV that I can find for sale is for Logos software. If your mother has an Android or iOS device, I can tell you that the Logos software (which is free to download) is easy to use, but I think you may be out of luck if you're set on finding an epub.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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Oh darn... cuz I just bought a second hand Kobo Touch specifically for this purpose 8(

Thanks mate for trying.
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Have you checked out the The World English Bible (WEB), Complete by Anonymous at Project Gutenberg to see if it meets your requirements?

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Old 10-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #19
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Hi Bernie, yeah, and it's way too liberal, gender safe and edited to be useful.
CEV comes close to that but acceptable for general reading while giving a solid English read.
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@cancelx777 - Given the cev was first published in the 1990's there's probably a PDF version out there in the ether.

The version from Amazing-not was probably converted, not very well, from the PDF.

You could try converting the PDF to epub, but if that fails then I think the kobo can read PDF

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I had a PDF and it is MESSY, and of course no freedom to mess with fonts. I'm getting this for my mother so she can enlarge and thicken the text to where is comfortable.

I didn't think the CEV was going to be such a problem. It's very disappointing.
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This is the one I have on my Nook.

The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV)

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Old 10-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #23
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@cancelx777 I just downloaded a UK edition of the PDF converted it to a prc with mobipocket, converted the prc to epub with calibre - see attachment for the result

You should be able to fix most of the problems (eg joining split lines) in Sigil, or if you have and are familiar with MS Word you could convert the prc to rtf, load that into Word, fix the glitches with some macros and save it as DOCX and use calibre to convert that to ePUB.

It will take some time to do the editing to get a really nice looking version - maybe a day or two.

Does it have to be the CEV, what about one of the other modern translations such as the NIV or the GNB, Are any of them sold as ePub, or has Amazing-not got exclusivity on them too.

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Old 10-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #24
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Hey Better,
Fraid my tech-knowledge isn't what it used to be (grin).
This is completely alien to me.

And yeah, it's CEV or nothing. Would not touch an NIV and most other MAJ text Bibles. It's surprising the CEV is as true to the original as it is (it does have the usual missing verses etc... but at least the translation itself isn't so pointedly lacking).

And it seems CEV has only been translated mobile in Kindle format. And I've gotten nowhere trying to convert it. Looks really nice on my Kindle for PC, but won't convert for the Kobo.
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I wonder if you could take the brute force approach and download the CEV version chapter by chapter from http://www.biblegateway.com/versions...ion-CEV-Bible/ ?
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Or you could could take the easy approach, give the kindle & the MOBI to your mum, and keep kobo for yourself

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:06 PM   #27
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PeterT: - much better fun mate, the OP can spend the rest of his life mastering the art of kobo plugins etc

There was a time when me a few fellow sysprogs could read some manuals, and run a bank's IT with thousands of branches on 3 continents, or an airline's IT with hundreds of planes in the air - now you gotta be a sysprog to read a 100 pages of chick lit or the Holy Bible.

In the UK I see the butchers are selling e-books - no wonder they have horsemeat in their beef pies

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Hey. Cant do. Kindle is mainly an lcd screen now isnt it, not eInk. Anyway, i like the small body large screen of the kobo.

I'm actually looking at a recommended version, the WEB. Not perfect, but definitely seems it may be a good choice in place of CEV. IT at least does not use the Alexandrian text for the source.

Now, if I can find out how to EDIT an EPUB and repackage it... I'd be in cloud 9 !!

Thanks everyone !
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