[sword-devel] Re: New PorAA text

Leandro Guimaraens Faria Corsetti Dutra leandro at dutra.fastmail.fm
Mon Jan 3 16:23:30 MST 2005

	Yet another auto-reply.

Em Mon, 03 Jan 2005 22:55:57 +0200, Leandro Guimaraens Faria Corsetti
Dutra escreveu:

> 	BTW, while searching for a published text that would fit the
> end of Ez. VIII, I finally bothered to check what PorAA actually is.
> Haven't now the time or the library, but I determined it definetly
> *isn't* a João Ferreira de Almeida Atualizada version as it purports
> to be.  It looks more like a derivative of the Almeida Corrigida,
> perhaps the Revista e Corrigida (R&C for short) or the Revisada (aka
> De Acordo com os Melhores Textos), which is a kind of second edition
> of Revista e Corrigida.  We should be OK with the R&C, which is
> public domain AFAICD, but if it is a Revisada we could have
> problems.

	OK, just lost some sleep but remembered something: a
particularity of the Revisada is that is puts between [ ] all variants
that exist only in the Majority Text, Textus Receptus etc.  And PorAA,
besides having them, really looks like Revisada.

	So I am for renaming it for something pt_BR-Alm_Rev --
shouldn't we start using a more standard naming scheme that allowed
for dialects?  In this case, for example, the Brazilian and European
revisions of the Almeida translation are made totally separated, and
while it's still the same language they are clearly dialects now, each
with its own translation committees, publishing houses etc.

	And BTW we should ask for approval from the Imprensa Bíblica
Brasileira, the division of the JUnta de Educação Religiosa e
Publicações (JUERP) of the Convenção Batista Brasileira.  The Press
(Imprensa) is in a state of turmoil, because JUERP is bankrupt, but
since they gave up on printing -- they only license the text now --
perhaps we have a chance.  We'd have to correct the text, which has
been quite corrupted -- inexplicably, since the Revisada always had
electronic, ISO 8859-1 copies widely available because the Imprensa
licensed it for programs that had little to no 'DRM' --, and get good
contacts.  I happen to know a young, open-minded pastor who has good
connections in the Convention, and while he's too busy I will try to
get hold of him as soon as I can.

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