[sword-devel] [jsword-devel] Arabic bible book names
dmsmith at crosswire.org
Fri Jun 15 07:54:17 MST 2012
Thanks! The SWORD Project should do the same. Once you've checked them
into JSword, I'll supply them to the SWORD Project.
On 06/15/2012 10:52 AM, Martin Denham wrote:
> I sent some screen prints of the Arabic book names to an Arabic
> speaker and he confirmed they are fine for use in countries other than
> However, there are no short names so he has agreed to enter them for us.
> On 15 June 2012 13:34, Familie von Kaehne <refdoc at gmx.net
> <mailto:refdoc at gmx.net>> wrote:
> On 13/06/12 22:06, DM Smith wrote:
> > On 06/13/2012 04:38 PM, Martin Denham wrote:
> >> Is there any reason the Arabic bible book names resource is
> >> restricted to Egypt: BibleNames_ar_EG.properties
> >> There does not seem to be a generic Arabic bible book names for use
> >> in any country.
> The reason jsword's bible book names are "Egyptian" is that libsword's
> Arabic locale is also Egyptian Arabic.
> There appears to be no good reason for that. Despite the
> of Egyptian spoken language the Bibles we have in our repos are all
> universal "High" Arabic, if anything somewhat Lebanese, I would guess.
> As the locale have been created usually based on existing modules and
> texts, there should be nothing specific for Egypt in any of them.
> The Smith Van Dyke was created in Beirut and the modern one is also in
> collaboration with Lebanese Christians AFAIK. Both are used
> routinely in
> Egypt. There is a third reasonably common Arabic translation,
> created by
> UBS/Lebanese Bible Society, but we do not have it.
> My suggestion is to delete the country - distinctive locale ending and
> make it a general Arabic one. This applies to jsword and to sword.
> I am cross-copying this onto the sword-devel list where I think
> else, more knowledgeable hangs out. I am sure he will pipe up if
> is a problem with my suggestion.
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