[sword-devel] Re: Offer help (portuguese module?)

Jónatas Ferreira jonatas at gmail.com
Tue May 2 06:05:39 MST 2006

Hi Sérgio,

When I say the portuguese module is corrupted I don't mean it has  
error in the text itself, but in the encoding (although I found some  

I use MacSword and Will (the developer) made some changes to the  
search engine that make it much better, but, due to the problems in  
the PorAA module, I can't use it because it causes the App to crash.  
Maybe if you can send me that files you talk about I can correct the  
module (or you can send me the corrected module). At the moment I am  
unable to search within the PorAA module and the program keeps  
crashing a whole lot of times, almost always because of that module.  
If I don't use the module at all, most times I work for hours without  
a single problem, if I start to use it, I start to have problems.

It would be great to correct the module entirely and post an update  
to the module at crosswire.org.

Jónatas da Cruz Ferreira


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Em 2006/05/02, às 10:23, Sergio Queiroz escreveu:

>> So, I guess that for now nothing can be done, is that it?
>> I had already noticed the erroneous naming of the module. I wrote to
>> the list saying that and I have never had an answer.
>> Is it possible to get your corrected copy anyway? It would be very
>> helpfull (at least for now).
> Hello Jonatas!
> Indeed, the PorAA has some problems with strange characters at each  
> verse
> ending and with some accents, like the "à". But that it is a corrupted
> copy of a copyrighted work is the personal opinion of Leandro  
> Dutra. It is
> normal that you cannot find any bible in print with the exact text  
> of this
> version, as the brazilian bible editors have changed a bit the  
> translation
> over the years to ameliorate it and also to have copyright rights  
> over the
> new text (and in this way preserve their commercial interests).
> If you look at the history of this list, you will see a message (I  
> think
> that by Chris Little) where he affirms that Crosswire Society knows  
> where
> this version traces to, and that it has no copyright problems.  
> Notice that
> the translation by Joao Ferreira de Almeida is very old (dates from  
> the
> XVII century--for the new testament at least), so it has multiple
> revisions by different bodies, some free of copyright, some others  
> not.
> The modifications of Leandro could not be accepted because he has  
> not only
> solved the technical problems of the module, he has also updated  
> the text
> to reflect the copyrighted work that he mentions. So it could no  
> longer be
> distributed without the authorization of the copyright holders of that
> version.
> Saying that this version is corrupted is a very far cry. I use it
> frequently in a small group study group, where we are from different
> nationalities, and we normally use the PorAA, the King James  
> (english) and
> the Louis Segond (french) at the same time, to study the same text.  
> I've
> never found a "corruption" in the PorAA text (I'm brazilian but also
> fluent in english and french). In fact, it is often almost the same  
> as the
> King James version.
> So, I think that you can use the PorAA without fears of having a  
> corrupted
> version. And it is much better to have a free portuguese module  
> with some
> technical problems than no portuguese module at all. I have at home a
> small shell script that I have used to correct the problems with  
> the "à"
> and the "À" as well as the strange characters at the end of verses,  
> I can
> try to find it and send you later. Unfortunately I had to change my  
> hard
> disk recently (hardware failure) and I had not yet the time to  
> restore my
> backups.
> Have a good time studying God's word!
> Fraternellement,
> Sergio
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