Already in 1994, Project Runeberg published an e-text of the New Testament in the translation of 1938, described below. In October 2012 electronic facsimile editions of both the Old (translation of 1933) and New Testament (1938) were added, based on a copy printed in 1969. It contains cross references and footnotes. Even though the 1938 translation of the New Testament is the same, the 1994 e-text is kept separate and unchanged, because it carries 18 years of early Internet history. The e-text (without footnotes) of both Old and New Testaments is also available from the website of the Evangelical Lutheran church of Finland.
Project Runeberg's electronic edition of the Finnish Bible is based on the file uusi-T.gz, found at ftp.funet..fi on May 26, 1994. It has been transformed to the same format we use for Project Runeberg's electronic edition of the Swedish Bible (bibeln.txt). The source text used the ISO 8859-1 character set, which was converted to UTF-8 in October 2012. The electronic text has no character attributes (boldface, italics, font sizes, fonts, superscript numbers, small capitals); it is as written on a typewriter.
The e-text uses one text column with long lines, up to 70 letters wide, rather than the common double columns with short lines. In the text, character position 1 through 6 is a margin used only for verse numbers. The period after the verse number is in position 4. Where the text is prose, it fills positions 7 through 70. Hyphenation is not used, but long words are moved to the next line. Only single spaces are used. The text is not justified to make a straight right margin. Tab characters are not used.
Some parts are poetry (e.g. Jes 9:2--21). There, we have indented the left margin two more positions. Jes 9:4 is poetry with pairs of lines. There, we have indented the even lines four more positions from the odd lines, thus 12 positions in all from the start of the line. Printed Bibles use continuation lines with even more indentation, but we have not needed to do that, because we fit more text in a line.
All printed Bibles have references beneath each verse, but these are not included in the e-text. Footnotes are (sometimes) included, but since the e-text does not have pages, they appear at the end of each chapter. In the text and at the end of the chapter, the footnote is indicated by a digit in square brackets.
Paragraphs (where printed Bibles have a bold face capital) are
separeated by an empty line, but verses are not otherwise separated.
Large capitals at the start of chapters are not used in the electronic
edition. The first verse of a chapter is formatted just like the
other verses. Chapter summaries are centered. Their lines are about
40 characters wide. Before and after the summaries is one empty line.
The chapter name is also centered on its line, and contains the name
of the book.