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Hello!

Thank you for this fantastic software. It has been extrememly useful for us, in our Sign Language congregation.  

One challenge is that the schedule we import is from the English epub file.  The ASL schedule is slightly different (song numbers, bible reading material, references, cbs material, etc.).  There does not exist an epub version of the ASL Meeting Workbook.  However, there is now a jwpub version available.  Any change Theocbase could have the added feature to import the schedule from this jwpub file?  

Thank you again for all your hard work!

Jonathan

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Hallo,

As I do serve in a German Sign Languag group, we have the same issue here.

This would be of great hep to us as well

 

Bets reghards an many thanks for your hard work

Daniel Nonnweiler

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Opening an epub file is not difficult. unzip and you have html, or at least something like it.

But have you ever tried to open a jwpub file? If you know how to do it, please post! Honestly this is a closed format that can only be opened by the app.

https://www.theocbase.net/support-forum/1097-donations.html

For accessing the database my personal preference is http://sqlitebrowser.org/

For editing templates I like to use http://brackets.io/ 

 

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Hi Daniel, Jonathan, Marc,

 

German Signlanguag (i think ASL, too) mwb workbooks are only available in jwpub format. This is quite different to EPUB.

EPUB is a collection of xml Files and Pictures

JWPUB is a database (I think SQLite) and Pictures

So the programmer of TB has to change the import process. Or add a new one.

 

And importing the standard German or English mwb is also difficult.

Because there are different naming of the talks.

spoken language:                          Signlanguage

First Visit                        First Visit

First return visit               second visit

second return visit           third visit

and so on.

So we can't import correctly.

What I do: 

Thirst import the EPUB and then change it directly in the database. (it's difficult and a littlebit dangerous)

It's a workaround....

Maybe the TB developers can change the conversion matrix, makes it more flexible. So we can import it in future more easier.

 

@Daniel, see you at saturday (convention)

Greedings

Uwe Bertelmann

 

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What makes you say it is a database? You think or you know?

I am pretty sure (just a feeling, going by how the organisation works in this field!!) that there will be some sort of encryption in jwpub.

Now sure enough, when you open a jwpub file in a database editor, first thing it asks you is a password.

https://www.theocbase.net/support-forum/1097-donations.html

For accessing the database my personal preference is http://sqlitebrowser.org/

For editing templates I like to use http://brackets.io/ 

 

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I'm shure about January and February mwb.

rename the file to .zip. unzip it.

Then you can find 2 files: Manifest.json and a "content" file.

rename this content File to .zip. Unzip this and then you can see a lot of pictures and a xxx.db file.

This file you can open with sqlitebrowser or similar.

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I may be commenting double now...
Clever, that is. But to be able to import text, you have to find (readable) text first. And I tried to open the database in various browsers, but there is a lot that I expect to find, which is simply not there. Questions for the digging part, instructions for the FS presentations, and instructions for the Living as Christian part(s).

I have a hint, that sentences are made up by numbers, and that the numbers refer to a table with words...

https://www.theocbase.net/support-forum/1097-donations.html

For accessing the database my personal preference is http://sqlitebrowser.org/

For editing templates I like to use http://brackets.io/ 

 

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Hi, Marc! Do you accept text content from the .db file?
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Thank you brothers for looking into this possibility.  If .jwpub format does not work, would the .rtf file work? It is plain text.  And it is available on jw.org. 

https://download-a.akamaihd.net/files/media_mwb/18/mwb_ASL_201903_01.rtf

Jonathan

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That might be an option. Somehow this is a big challenge. In the rtf the references are included between the main text. Additionally you would have to first combine the 4 (or 5) rtf into 1 document first. Or possibly overhaul the complete import process. I am not with the team, but I cannot see this happening in the short run.

It would be a lot of improvement if adding a schdule manually would work as planned. Then you could at least copy paste a schedule; a little more work than importing an epub, but you would do that within 10 minutes. But that also seems to be a hard nut to crack, and various updates have not handled this so well.

https://www.theocbase.net/support-forum/1097-donations.html

For accessing the database my personal preference is http://sqlitebrowser.org/

For editing templates I like to use http://brackets.io/ 

 

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Hi,

it would be much easier to parse the html tags from meeting page at wol.jw.org. This is generic for each language and doesn't need additional download of epub or anything else.

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