User talk:Lavallen

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Yann (talk) 19:23, 20 July 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Swedish Bible[edit]

Hej, Lavallen! I was wondering if you could give me the exact filename you wanted me to upload the bible under. I got the first two pages removed and it is ready to be uploaded. I just need that information and it will be good to go. :) --Mattwj2002 (talk) 15:01, 21 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The name is not very important. Does: "Svenska medeltidens bibel-arbeten (1853).djvu" sounds fine to You?
Put it in: "Category:Scanned Swedish texts", and I will find it!
Best regards! -- Lavallen (talk) 15:47, 21 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]
The Swedish bible uploaded! It is here if you are interested. Now all you all you owe me is some potato pancakes that Sweden is known for! :) Anyways, have a good one. Best Regards. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 17:32, 21 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]
No problem! Here are some raggmunkar! :)
Tusen tack!!! -- Lavallen (talk) 17:40, 21 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]

2nd Swedish Bible[edit]

Hi, Lavallen. I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about you. I am trying something different. I am trying to use the Internet Archive to convert the file to djvu file and to do the OCR. The only problem is it takes a few days. If it doesn't work real soon, I'll try it a different way. Anyways, I just thought I would give you that update. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 13:45, 3 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

No hurry at all! I have already a large number of texts to work with!
I'm trying to collect a large number swedish biblical texts. You learn a lot about the evolution of the language, by studing how the biblical text has changed during the centuries. I'm at the moment scanning texts from a bible with comments by Peter Fjellstedt. He sometimes uses grammatical forms, only used by persons who have studied too much latin. -- Lavallen (talk) 16:02, 3 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Lavallen, we ended up splitting this bible to get it to convert to a djvu file on the Internet Archive. I'll put it back together for you. :) I hope to have it done shortly. Don't worry, I will have it soon! Do you have more text for me to help with? I love to help! Please let me know. I hope to have your text up and on the Commons within the next day or two. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 23:15, 13 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

3rd Swedish Bible[edit]

Hey, Lavallen. The 3rd Swedish Bible is currently uploaded. It can be found here. I am still working on the second one. Sorry about the delay. I hope to have it soon. I promise it will be worth the wait! --Mattwj2002 (talk) 17:32, 6 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

By the way, if you need more text...I am willing to upload them for you. I love to help the Swedish Wikisource. DJVU are easier than PDFs, but I will do whatever format you need. I just thought I would let you know. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 17:35, 6 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Many thanks for Your help. You do not have to worry about any time-delay. I have more texts than I can handle at the moment. The activity on svws is very small compared to enws. Therefor is any help from other projects of great help. Återigen! Tusen tack!!! -- Lavallen (talk) 18:28, 6 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Your last bible is finally uploaded![edit]

Lavallen, your last bible is uploaded under the name [Bibelen eller den Heliga Skrift (1828).djvu]. So what text do you want done next? Sorry, it took so long but now I think I have it down pat! Anyways, thanks for your patience. --Mattwj2002 (talk) 02:40, 14 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]

Many thanks! I will be busy proofreading theese text for more than a year, but you never know with me. -- Lavallen (talk) 08:00, 14 November 2009 (UTC)[reply]