Languages

PG Monthly Newsletter (2013-07-03)

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for July 2013. CONTENTS * Project Gutenberg’s 42nd birthday * Our newest language addition: Arabic * Copyright news from Canada * Newest eBook listings * Project Gutenberg’s 42nd birthday Forty-two years ago, in 1971, Michael Hart typed the US Declaration of Independence into a computer file at the University […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2013-04-03)

This is the Project Gutenberg Newsletter for April 2013 CONTENTS * New language: Ancient Greek * New eBook releases from the past month * New language: Ancient Greek This is our first eBook in Ancient Greek. This is Project Gutenberg’s 63rd language. There are some scholarly and practical discussions of Ancient Greek versus Modern Greek, […]

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PG Monthly Newsletter (2012-09-05)

This is the Project Gutenberg newsletter for September 2012. CONTENTS ** In Memory of Michael Hart ** Estate Book sale September 8-9 ** Wodehouse, anyone? ** Thanks! ** A new mirror site in Bulgaria ** New eBook listings ** In Memory of Michael Hart It was nearly one year ago today that Project Gutenberg’s founder, […]

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eBooks: 2010 – A UNESCO atlas for endangered languages

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In 2010, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) launched a free Interactive Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger. The online edition is a complement of the print edition (3rd edition, 2010), edited by Christopher Moseley, and available in English, French and Spanish, with previous editions in 1996 and 2001. 2,473 languages were […]

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eBooks: 2009 – 6,909 living languages in the Ethnologue

eBooks: 2009 - 6,909 living languages in the Ethnologue

6,909 living languages were cataloged in the 16th edition (2009) of “The Ethnologue: Languages of the World”, an encyclopedic reference work freely available on the web since 1996, with a print book for sale. As stated by Barbara Grimes, its editor from 1971 to 2000, the Ethnologue is “a catalog of the languages of the […]

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eBooks: 2000 – The web portal yourDictionary

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Five years before co-founding yourDictionary.com in February 2000, as the portal for all languages without any exception, Robert Beard created the website A Web of Online Dictionaries (WOD) in 1995. Robert Beard was a language teacher at Bucknell University, in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. In September 1998, his website provided an index of 800 online dictionaries in […]

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Project Gutenberg and Languages

Project Gutenberg has been a visionary project launched by Michael Hart in July 1971 to create free electronic versions of literary works and disseminate them worldwide. The project got its first boost with the invention of the web in 1990, and its second boost with the creation of Distributed Proofreaders in 2000, to help digitizing […]

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An Interview with Michael Hart

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I recently had the privilege of interviewing Michael Hart, former editor and founder of Project Gutenberg. In our interview, Michael discusses the future of PG, and looks back on how it has evolved through changing times. So why are you passing the editor torch? This isn’t the first time. It’s mostly to get PG used […]

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New Goal Set for Project Gutenberg: One Billion Readers

The first goal of Project Gutenberg was simply to reach totals of estimated audiences of 1.5% of the world population, or the total of 100 million people. With the advent of cell phone [mobile phone] access we are now setting our goal at 15% of the world population or 1 billion. Given that there are […]

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Project Gutenberg November 2008 Newsletter

The big news this month is that Project Gutenberg has officially passed 30,000 original eBooks, bringing the the original Project Gutenberg editions to as many titles as the average U.S. public library. 27,188 (+212) 11/20/08 – PG General Automated Count 1,717 (+ 11) 11/18/08 – PG Australia 542 (+ 12) 10/21/08 – PG Europe 2,461 […]

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