[sword-devel] Good news

Steve Tang sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 9 Oct 2002 11:54:35 -0600 (MDT)

Christian Renz crenz@web42.com, who is also on this list, made 3 test
modules from CEDICT: www.web42.com/software/jianzidian/

These are Pinyin->English, Simplified->English, English->Simplified

I also made 4 alpha modules: Traditional->English,
English->Traditional, Pinyin->Traditional, and English->Strong's numbers.

But I haven't sent my modules to anyone outside of my church yet. You
are certainly welcome to use them.

On Wed, 9 Oct 2002, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt wrote:

> Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 17:45:58 +0200
> From: "Prof. Dr. Muhammad Wolfgang G. A. Schmidt" <abusalam@tiscali.de>
> Reply-To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> To: sword-devel@crosswire.org
> Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Good news
> Nin hao, Tang xiansheng!
> Blessings and grettings in the name of Jesus.
> Unfortunbately, I can't write in Chinese characters here since I cannot use
> the appropriate software in this mail.
> I am Prof. Dr. Schmidt writing from Germany and I am working in full-time
> ministry here. A couple of days ago I downloaded tons of sword software
> including the Chinese modules (traditional and simplified character
> version).
> I have been subsribed to the sword mailing list, this is also why I got your
> mail.
> I will soon go the Far East to work as a missionary among the Chinese
> speaking community, a part of my mission being to teach at Theological
> Colleges there.
> I wonder if you could perhaps advise on any Biblical or Theological
> Dictionary in Chinese in a software version that might run under sword on my
> Windoiws 98 notebook. I might be able to make good use of it while teahcing
> at College level in the Far East.
> You are probably aware of the difficulties to translate some key Biblical
> terms adequately into Chinese - biblical conceots such as "God" or even
> "soul" that have been renedered differently in different Chinese
> translations of the Bible (shen vs.  shangdi, tiandi etc.).
> Have a great day!
> IHS,
> Rev. Muhammad Schmidt, Ph.D.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Steve Tang" <ctang@nyx.net>
> To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2002 2:19 PM
> Subject: [sword-devel] Good news
> > The director of Chinese Christian Internet Mission, www.ccim.org, got in
> > touch with me. He was impressed with e-Sword but hit some brick wall with
> > its long-term Chinese development. We had a long telephone conversation
> > last night & he is very interested in Sword now (he tried but didn't get
> > any reply from Sword people before - I don't know why since that wasn't my
> > experience with Sword.)
> >
> > He has offers from lots of Chinese material copy-right holders & he's
> > searching for a s/w to integrate them together. I think Sword is it &
> > we'll be able to reach millions with this.
> >
> > Sword has, IMHO, a great vision and foundation to build on. As it is, I
> > don't think anyone else can touch us in textual contents (I'm not sure of
> > our direction on multimedia) & our potential to add more.
> >
> > Keep up the good work for Him!
> >
> > Steve Tang...
> >
> >

Steve Tang...