[sword-devel] Myanmar Bible Translation

Levi Lim sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:15:19 -0600

Dear Bro. Martin,

We are actually approaching this project initially with little technical
know how. The vision that the LORD put in our heart is more to make the
Bible & Bible referencing tools in digital form available to the Myanmar and
all her major tribes.

We do not have at this moment has people on our team that are highly skilled
for Computer programming. I think we will build upon the software what Sword
Project has written. However, we will concentrate to put in the content in
Burmese & the translation aspects. At this moment, we are just working on
Window OS platform (Sword for windows).

We are keen to translate the software content if you can guide us through
step by step technically. Our aim is to eventually have all icons &
instructions of Sword for Windows in indigenous Myanmar languages. As for
extension of  the software, it may happen in the phase two of our Project
when God send more technical specialist our way. As for now, we will
appreciate frequent correspondences for technical guidance along the

Thank You.

In Christ,
Sis. Levi Sap Nei Thang Lim

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Martin Gruner" <mg.pub@gmx.net>
To: <sword-devel@crosswire.org>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2003 2:18 AM
Subject: Re: [sword-devel] Myanmar Bible Translation

> Dear Mr. Tang,
> this is wonderful news!
> Can you tell us some more technical details about your aims? What kind of
> software will you write? Which platform(s)? Which programming language?
> I just thought that there might be a possibility that you use and extend
> already existing software like Sword for Windows or BibleTime for
> It is possible to add new translations for these software packages.
> Martin Gruner
> Am Samstag, 15. November 2003 17:39 schrieb Levi Sap Nei Thang Lim:
> > BlankDear Sir/Madam,
> >
> > Greetings. I am writing to inform you that I have downloaded The Sword
> > Project Module and I am began Myanmar Bible Software in Burmese
> > Currently, there is no Myanmar Bible Software available. Our vision is
> > eventually complete the Burmese language software (Myanmar National
> > Language) and several other key Myanmar tribal languages e.g. Karen,
> > Kachin, Mon etc. We intend to undertake all these languages as a single
> > project under the banner of Myanmar Bible Projects. Myanmar Bible
> > will use the Sword Project Module as the basis and platform for our
> > project.
> >
> > Myanmar Bible Projects is currently based in Kansas City, MO affiliated
> > FOTB Missions Base (www.fotb.com). We also liasing with the United Bible
> > Society and Myanmar Bible Society. These societies will supply us with
> > softcopy of the various Bible text in Myanmar languages.
> >
> > The Sword Project is a great encouragement and blessings to us and to
> > Myanmar in the days to come. I anticipate the need for much technical
> > from you in the days to come as we journey on this project.
> >
> > Thank You and may the grace of God be multiplied to you always.
> >
> > In Christ,
> > Levi Thang
> > Managing Director
> > Myanmar Bible Projects
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