[sword-devel] Chinese Beta Modules
Troy A. Griffitts
Thu, 31 Oct 2002 17:07:20 -0700
2 new beta modules are available, thanks to Steve Tang's recent efforts!
Thanks Steve!!! They are in the usual beta download area either from
the web or installmgr:
UNV - traditional
UNVs - simplified
and they include Strong's numbers!
Try em out and let us know what you think so we can get them to the
general public quickly!
Steve Tang wrote:
> I've just made a compressed module of a "Chinese Union Version with
> Strong's numbers" and got a prompt reply email from the copyright owner,
> allowing us public release. He only wished that we note clearly that the
> original (the Strong's number part) needs further proof-reading.
> So who is willing and know how to make this 'official'? How do I post this
> module up for testing?
> For those who are interested. Our Chinese translation - chigu - is
> commonly known as 'Chinese Union Version'. Its electronic version has been
> offered for free for a long time and is the most widely used translation
> among Evangelical Chinese Christians, though most people buy paper copies.
> As far as I know chigu is the same translation and I've verified, by my
> Perl script, that the Chinese text part of the new module I just made is
> very accurate.
> Steve Tang...
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> Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 15:30:58 +0800
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> To: Steve Tang <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: Re: your UNV question
> Dear Steve:
> Thank you very much for your generously encouraging words, and for your
> interest in our work.
> The main goal of our project is to provide a free Bible tool, yet with good
> quality, for those who love to study the Word. Therefore, you are more than
> welcome to download our data and to make them for public use.
> However, may I remind you that our work is still going through proofreading
> process, where our volunteer editors need to check if the insertion of Strong
> numbers is correct, and if there are any numbers missing, in the text. If you
> are planning to make your module as an open source, please do make a note to
> remind your users that the content is still in the process of proofreading.
> And check back with us once in a while to see if we have any new, updated
> God bless
> Hapiru, CBOL project director
> Quoting Steve Tang <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
>>May God bless your work on the web.
>>I'm working with 'the Sword Project' (http://www.crosswire.org/sword)
>>which I hope you're aware of. I had downloaded from your web site
>>'unv.tgz' file and made a what we call a Sword module - meaning a bible
>>text version - which is CUV + Strong's numbers.
>>My question is: would you be willing that this module be made public
>>freely? Or who will be the contact on this subject in your organization.
>>Also, the accuracy of that file is remarkable. Many years ago I downloaded
>>Chinese Union Version from two different web sites. I wrote a script to
>>compare the two files and found about one thousand 'typos' and corrected
>>them all. I did the same and the bible text portion (exclude Strong's
>>numbers and punctuation marks) of your file matches 100% with my file.
>>I thought the chances of 'mistyping' the same word the same way is
>>minimum between two authors. The probability of having three make the same
>>typo is near 0. I sincerely appraise your devotion in His Word.
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