[sword-devel] [jsword-devel] Arabic bible book names

DM Smith 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.
-- DM

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 
> Egypt.
> However, there are no short names so he has agreed to enter them for us.
> Martin
> 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
>     distinctiveness
>     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
>     someone
>     else, more knowledgeable  hangs out. I am sure he will pipe up if
>     there
>     is a problem with my suggestion.
>     Peter
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