[PGCanada] eBooks in French

Andrew Sly sly at victoria.tc.ca
Thu Nov 25 22:55:40 PST 2004

On Thu, 25 Nov 2004, Michael Hart wrote:

> Will there be a particular interest in doing eBooks in French?
> If so, would you be willing to cooperate with volunteers who
> actually live in France [and other French speaking countries]?

One volunteer  (Renald Levesque) has been contributing many
texts in French to PG, including Canadian ones, using pages
scans from the Bibliothque Nationale du Quebec. I would imagine
he is mostly responsible for the greatly increasing amount of
French texts in PG. (For a long while, it seemed as though
French and German representation in PG were staying quite
consistantly close to each other in numbers, but now French
has pulled ahead with 410 items in the catalog, while we
have 315 in German.)

Also worth adding is that I have been in touch with the person who
runs the "Bibliotheque virtuelle", which has some French Canadian
texts digitized in rtf files.
He has said PG is welcome to reformat any texts from there.
I have copyright cleared a handful of them, and done the
comparison needed at the library, but have stalled on actually
getting the files ready for posting.


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