islamic texts in the pd?

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schrm
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Post by schrm » June 8th, 2020, 7:40 am

i saw an article with that tweet:
Israel's National Library is putting 2,500 rare texts from the Islamic world online for free https://t.co/8jGYsgH46N pic.twitter.com/bt0Ds4Bbhg

— Gershom Gorenberg (@GershomG) 8. Juni 2020
they plan to digitize the texts within the next 3 years.
i saw some postings asking for texts for muslims - maybe that will be a big reservoir of texts to read!

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Post by Kazbek » June 9th, 2020, 6:11 pm

schrm wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:40 am
i saw an article with that tweet:
Israel's National Library is putting 2,500 rare texts from the Islamic world online for free https://t.co/8jGYsgH46N pic.twitter.com/bt0Ds4Bbhg

— Gershom Gorenberg (@GershomG) 8. Juni 2020
they plan to digitize the texts within the next 3 years.
i saw some postings asking for texts for muslims - maybe that will be a big reservoir of texts to read!
Yes, that's pretty cool. Manuscripts can be hard to read for modern readers, but some famous Islamic texts are hard to find in any pre-1924 form. For example, I've come across digitized manuscripts of Rumi's Masnavi, but I haven't been able to find a PD version of his Divan, which I'm considering BC'ing.

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Post by KevinS » June 9th, 2020, 6:24 pm

Kazbek wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:11 pm
schrm wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:40 am
i saw an article with that tweet:
Israel's National Library is putting 2,500 rare texts from the Islamic world online for free https://t.co/8jGYsgH46N pic.twitter.com/bt0Ds4Bbhg

— Gershom Gorenberg (@GershomG) 8. Juni 2020
they plan to digitize the texts within the next 3 years.
i saw some postings asking for texts for muslims - maybe that will be a big reservoir of texts to read!
Yes, that's pretty cool. Manuscripts can be hard to read for modern readers, but some famous Islamic texts are hard to find in any pre-1924 form. For example, I've come across digitized manuscripts of Rumi's Masnavi, but I haven't been able to find a PD version of his Divan, which I'm considering BC'ing.

Michael
Time to show my ignorance.

Is this it? That is, part of it?

https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.3512/page/n13/mode/2up
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Post by Kazbek » June 9th, 2020, 6:38 pm

KevinS wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:24 pm


Time to show my ignorance.

Is this it? That is, part of it?

https://archive.org/details/dli.bengal.10689.3512/page/n13/mode/2up
This is brilliant, Kevin! I don't know how you managed to find it, given the weird spelling of the title and lack of author's name! The edition is super-easy to read, too, by the standard of PD Persian texts. :thumbs:

Yes, I think that would make a great collaborative Persian project... one day. :mrgreen:

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Post by KevinS » June 9th, 2020, 6:40 pm

Kazbek wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:38 pm

Yes, I think that would make a great collaborative Persian project... one day. :mrgreen:

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Post by ej400 » June 9th, 2020, 9:30 pm

Adding onto what Kazbek said....
Kazbek wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 6:38 pm
"but some famous Islamic texts are hard to find in any pre-1924 form."

.... is that in your first post, schrm, it's
schrm wrote:
June 8th, 2020, 7:40 am
is putting 2,500 rare texts from the Islamic world online for free.

But for free online doesn't mean PD.

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Post by schrm » June 10th, 2020, 1:08 am

ej400 wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 9:30 pm

But for free online doesn't mean PD.
yes, that will be something we have to wait for.
in the austrian news, they wrote something like public domain, but we have another legal construct in austria and in the article of the guardian, it's called freely available.
and israel may have other laws and rules, too.
let's see...

:D

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