Cambridge has made high quality scans of Codex Bezae available to the masses. Check it out here.
Rod Decker has compiled a list of typical fonts that support Polytonic Greek. Under normal circumstances you should pick the font that is most convenient, but for things you expect to reuse or publish, I recommend Gentium or SBL.
If you’re looking for Bible Applications for your Android phone/tablet/device, and especially if you are in the market for Greek/Hebrew applications, then check out this post.
The folks at Crossway want you to have a very Merry Christmas and so just now released a beta version of their popular ESV app for Android. I’ve been doing a little poking around on it and it’s almost identical to the very nice iPhone version. Search the Android Market and you’ll find it (Crossway is the publisher, so don’t get distracted by 3rd patty apps).
Check out the official announcement here: http://www.crossway.org/blog/2010/12/esv-bible-android-0-9-beta/
Trying to decide between Logos, Accordance, or Bibleworks? Want to get more out of the platform you already have, or what you’re missing? Check out this post from Justin Taylor, who is compiling some material from David Instone-Brewer at Tyndale House in Cambridge.
There are four things I like about this, even though I have a growing collection of Kindle books. First, it encourages competition and development. Second, Google includes a web-based reader, which means I don’t need any kind of device other than a computer to read my books. Third, finding free (open-domain) books is much easier with Google than with the Kindle. Finally, I love that all the open-domain books that Google has been scanning over the years (such as random volumes of the Patrolagiae Graeca Hodge’s Systematic Theology) are all freely readable on any device that Google Books runs on (which is, like, all of them).
And Apple’s iBooks might as well be dead to me, since it only runs on one device. It’s the prettiest and easiest, but also the least accessible.
Here’s the really cool bit. Because they are providing the text in plain text, as well as other formats like PDF and XML, people have the freedom to play around with this stuff. What does that mean? It means you are not limited to Logos software (though that is available, and they have promised a free download for Logos on the iPhone). You can, for example, load a PDF onto Apple’s iBooks, and I’m sure a Kindle version is just around the corner.
And, within a couple of hours, Michael Hanel has already got a working copy running in Bibleworks, so grab that here.
For those who want to play around with the text for further distribution, you can find the license terms here. They are pretty lenient.
This is awesome stuff!