[sword-devel] christian student would like to have the qur'an module

Mete Kural metekural at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 14 13:31:13 MST 2004

Hello Tobias,

We are starting an initiative with OSIS
(www.bibletechnologies.net) in order to prepare an
OSIS-based schema for encoding the Quran, both for the
original Arabic and also translations. We are in the
early stages but God willing we hope to have a
fruitful result in the near future. I also personally
think as you do that having a Sword module for the
Quran would be useful to students of the Bible and the
Quran. My understanding is that it shouldn't be too
hard to create a Sword module from an OSIS file. I am
not familiar with the technical aspects of a Sword
module though. I hope that Crosswire.org would
consider preparing a Sword module based on the OSIS
Quran encoding project. I know that several Crosswire
members such as Troy Griffiths and Chris Little are
very involved in OSIS as well and they could help
bridge this OSIS Quran encoding project and Sword.

Your help in this area would also be very appreciated
Tobias. Let us know if you are interested in
volunteering for this project.

Kind Regards,
Mete Kural

--- niwi-hh <niwi-hh at gmx.de> wrote:

> Hello,
> I am a Christian student of Theologie and my major
> is Islam at the 
> moment. For studying Islam it would be very helpful
> for me if I could 
> use the English or German Qur'an translation in
> Bibletime. Since I can't 
> find this modules in the alpha-section I would be
> very glad if someone 
> could send me a working link (or directly the
> modules).
> Tobias Niwi
> P.S.
> I know that several people here are not glad about
> the idea to have a 
> Qur'an translation in a Christian software product.
> However, for 
> Christians who are studying Islam for academic
> reasons this would be 
> very useful. The Qur'an is very often refering to
> Biblical narratives 
> and because of this it makes sense to have both
> texts in one program.
> _______________________________________________
> sword-devel mailing list
> sword-devel at crosswire.org

Happiness is submission to God alone!

More information about the sword-devel mailing list