[sword-devel] volunteering for the sword reader (pocket-pc)

DM Smith dmsmith555 at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 22 05:31:56 MST 2006

Have you looked at BibleDesktop (www.crosswire.org/bibledesktop) which 
runs on Windows, Linux, Mac and many other places that Java 1.4+ runs.

BibleDesktop supports Hebrew modules and we'd love to get feedback on 
how to improve it for right to left languages. (The user interface has 
not been localized to any languages other than English)

If you are interested you could probably port JSword (a Java version of 
the Sword API) to PocketPC. And use that to develop a UI for the 
PocketPC. I have found that good C++ programmers can read and write Java 

In His Service,

Elia Yehuda wrote:
> Hello there,
> Let me 1st thank you for a great product. I am using it both the linux version 
> and on my pocketpc. I find the linux version to be the best bible software 
> available, so keep up the great work.
> however, the pocketpc version is a bit problematic - the hebrew (my language) 
> is broken and verses longer than 1 line are not aligned - this forces me to 
> use the english version, which disturbs me quite a bit.
> I am not a pocketpc developer, but i do code in c/c++ so I thought to give it 
> a try and maybe enhance the pocketpc version (which hasnt been updated since 
> 2004). If I'll succeed - with God's blessings - I hope it will be a way to 
> give others something back. If not - well, it will be a trial i wont regret.
> I hope you can send me any relevant information and links for the sword 
> pocketpc sources and maybe any tips on compiling them on my linux desktop.
> Thanks again,
> with Blessings,

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