FULL TEXT INDEXES
Thanks to the kind assistance of many of you, the CD ROM with the text in PDF format for all of the published volumes of the Nihon Tô Kôza and Shin Nihon Tô Kantei Nyûmon has been successfully completed.
Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or 6.0 is necessary to read these files. Most computers nowadays come with this already installed, but if you do not have it, it is available as a free download.. The necessary URL is provided in the Read Me First file on the disc.
In order to read the Japanese text, it is necessary to download a CJK pack from Adobe Corporation web site. The URL for this is also in the Red Me First file on the disk.
1. THIS IS NOT SHAREWARE. They are not to be given or lent to a third party, or copied and resold. They are not to be posted on a web site or server.
2. THE FILES ARE NOT TO BE ELECTRONICALLY MANIPULATED AND GIVEN AWAY PIECEMEAL. IT IS NICE TO SHARE KNOWLEDGE. IT IS NOT NICE TO GIVE AWAY THE FRUITS OF SOMEONE ELSE'S LABOR. If anyone feels that someone should be given this for free, let me be the one to do it.
3.. Can I enforce the above? Of course not. I have to count on the good will and honor of you in the sword community. As most of you know, I make my living by translating. This is not a hobby, or just something to occupy idle hours. There are many people who translate Japanese to English, but as far as I know, there has not been anyone translate as many books as I have on the subject. There must be a reason. Either it does not pay well for the time it takes, or I am stupid. Perhaps both of the above.
If you agree to abide by the above, the cost of FULL TEXT INDEX DISC is 100 dollars, postage paid anywhere in the world.
I will have the discs for sale and on demonstration at the Chicago show. They are ready for mailing now, but please bear in mind that I will be getting ready for the drive to Chicago, and will do most of the mailing after I return home.
If you have any further questions, please email me privately.
As with everything else I sell, payment can be by Credit Card, Personal check drawn on a U.S. bank, or international postal money order.