Last updated: 16/10/10 The Clementine text project
The Clementine text of the Latin Vulgate Bible is freely available from this site.
The text was completed on 3rd April 2005. It has been proof-read twice, and work to correct the remaining errors is ongoing.
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Convert the text into another format. The marked-up plain text Latin source files are available, together with sample scripts to convert them to other formats.
The text is released into the public domain, and you can use it as you wish with no legal obligations. Nonetheless, you should consider yourself under a moral obligation to report any errors you find in the text to me. Parts of the text may not be proof-read systematically again, and if you don't point out an error, it may never be corrected. In addition, if you redistribute the text, please mention the source of the text, and make clear any changes you have made to it.
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MediaWiki extension (new) If you run a Wiki, you can use this extension (also by Marjorie Burghart) to easily insert links to the Vulgate text on this site.