[sword-devel] Bible in Portuguese

David Haslam d.haslam at ukonline.co.uk
Fri Aug 28 10:00:35 MST 2009


Your recollections are underscored by this section of the CrossWire wiki
User FAQ.

What happened to the Portuguese module? 

See also  http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/Module_Requests#Portuguese Module

AFIK, this situation has not substantially changed as regards Iberian
Portuguese translations. 

There was some recent discussion about the legality of making a Brazilian
Portuguese module, from a translation called simply, Português Biblia. 

Check with Karl - who has made a module and uploaded it to the Xiphos
repository, with the name PorBiblia.

-- David

Greg Hellings wrote:
> Adriano,
> Two things are required:
> 1) A copy which may legally be converted into a module and distributed
> (either a version without copyright, in the PD or for which the
> copyright holders have given someone permission to create and
> disseminate a copy).  If the version you point to is, indeed, public
> domain, then this criterion is satisfied.
> 2) Some person or group with the ability and time to create the
> module, test it and verify it.  As for the basics of how to get
> started with this, you can see http://www.crosswire.org/wiki/Main_Page
> on the right-hand side, information about Module Development.
> Admittedly, the pages in that section are really written by the people
> who know the process well both as a reminder to themselves and as a
> help - but most of us who are on this list or involved with the Wiki
> have created modules already or are technologically minded people.
> Thus, you might find information missing or difficult to understand -
> don't hesitate to ask on this list if you need more information, and
> someone will answer and hopefully we will update the Wiki to correct
> the deficiency.
> Once you have the module created, and it has been verified, tested for
> technical and semantic correctness, and the people in charge of module
> repositories are happy with the module, it will then be placed in the
> public repositories for use by the general public.  I seem to remember
> us having a Portugese language Bible at some point in the past - if
> it's not present any more, it is likely that the module was in
> violation of some sort of copyright.  Someone else will have to give a
> definitive answer.  But usually, if we don't have a module, that's
> because no one has stepped forward and identified a source and created
> a module from it.  There are many possible reasons for that, as I'm
> sure you can appreciate - unfamiliarity with the language, with the
> legal requirements for copyright, with the myriad technical processes,
> etc.
> --Greg
> On Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 10:45 AM, Adriano
> Trentini<adriano_trentini at yahoo.com.br> wrote:
>> Dear developers,
>> Why there is not an available version of the Bible in Portuguese?
>> What is necessary to develop it? Since we have an public domain Bible (as
>> http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/index.php?action=getVersionInfo&vid=25),
>> how to create the package?
>> Thanks.
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