There are lots of Shulchan Aruch e-book applications for various different smart phones, but each is tied to the a particular smartphone platform.

Does anybody know where I can find a copy of the complete Shulchan Aruch (by R' Yosef Karo and the REMA) in UTF-8 text format? (Or in XML format with the text in UTF-8, and the XML to denote different sections of the text.)

(I am not looking for the Ba'al HaTanya's Shulchan Aruch.)

  • Basically, I'm interested in whatever the source text is for the smartphone applications. – Chanoch May 16 '10 at 20:03
  • I'm not sure which smartphone apps you're talking about, but are you sure they have the actual text and didn't just scan it? And/or they typed it up themselves and didn't get it from anywhere online... – yydl May 18 '10 at 19:25
  • @yydl: The smartphone apps are available at jewishcontent.org/pda – Chanoch May 21 '10 at 2:49
  • @yydl: There are now Android apps too. They're not available at the above URL. Instead they're at jewishcontent.org/android – unforgettableidSupportsMonica Dec 6 '12 at 6:22
  • Good question. +1. Have you contacted the jewishcontent.org PDA-app developer(s)? I, too, am curious where they got their Shulchan Aruch text. The Palm version's About box says "text provided by Moshe Davidovici", but doesn't provide an email address. – unforgettableidSupportsMonica Dec 6 '12 at 6:23

A Hebrew version is being compiled on the Hebrew WikiSource site:

http://he.wikisource.org/wiki/שולחן ערוך

  • Avi, A belated welcome to mi.yodeya, and thanks very much for pointing us to this resource! I'm sorry that I missed the chance to welcome you the first time around, but I do look forward to continuing to see you around the site. – Isaac Moses Aug 9 '10 at 14:38

Orayta includes machine-readable copies of Orach Chayim and part of Yoreh Deah, as well as many other interesting seforim (all of which are machine readable).


It's not complete but it is UTF-8:


As it is a wiki, over time more and more is added to it.

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