Star of the West/Day of the Covenant/Passing of 'Abdu'l-Baha

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Star of the West/Day of the Covenant/Passing of 'Abdu'l-Baha

Postby brettz9 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:01 pm

Just an announcement on this Day of the Covenant, and as possible inspiration for the upcoming 92nd anniversary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha, that a round of proofreading (though not formatting) has now been completed on Issue 17 of Volume 12 of Star of the West in which is contained details and some stirring eulogies given by the notables of different religions at the funeral procession of 'Abdu'l-Baha as well as perhaps the first widespread public notice to the Baha'is and the world of the successorship passing to Shoghi Effendi: http://en.bahaitext.org/Star_of_the_Wes ... 2/Issue_17 (permanent link).

Issues 15 and 16, in which the first announcements in Star of the West regarding 'Abdu'l-Baha's passing were made, have also now been proofread:

http://en.bahaitext.org/Star_of_the_Wes ... 2/Issue_15 (permanent link)
http://en.bahaitext.org/Star_of_the_Wes ... 2/Issue_16 (permanent link)

As usual, volunteers are welcome to help add formatting or to type in the Persian text accompanying the issues.

Please note that as these issues are hosted on a publicly editable wiki, the contents of the latest versions could temporarily be subject to vandalism, but the full record of edits are preserved, so it is easy to go back to previous versions, track what changes were made by whom when, etc. (and the "permanent links" I have listed provide the latest stable copy as of this forum post which are not subject to vandalism, though, being links to a specific version, they are also not subject to subsequent improvements made by others).

Once proofreading and formatting work is finalized, it is hoped that the contents of the completed Star of the West volumes can be moved to Bahai-library.com for a stable, non-editable location. Currently, proofreading has been conducted on Star of the West up through volume 9 and a few sporadic issues (such as the above) thereafter.

Warmest regards,
Brett

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Re: Star of the West/Day of the Covenant/Passing of 'Abdu'l-

Postby brettz9 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:43 am

Issue 18 http://en.bahaitext.org/Star_of_the_Wes ... 2/Issue_18 (permanent link) has now also been added, but the French text (apparently given by a reporter at the time of 'Abdu'l-Baha's funeral), is in rough shape partly because it is hard to read and partly because my French is so limited not to mention rusty.

If there are any volunteers who could check the fairly brief French article at http://en.bahaitext.org/Star_of_the_Wes ... e_18#pg285 against http://bahaimedia.org/images/d/df/SW_v12no18pg15.png (or there is also a version of similar but different quality via http://starofthewest.info/ ), it would be wonderful to see the proofreading concluded on this issue.

Any volunteers familiar with French who could take maybe 20 or so minutes to correct the mistakes?

Thanks!
Brett

Update: Issue 19 (permanent link) is now also added


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