BW 7.0: Chinese, Korean and Arabic Downloads
Hi BW 7.0 Users,
We did not receive sufficient response for our request for people to help test the new Korean, Chinese and Arabic versions in BibleWorks, so we are going to just make a semi-public release. These files are available for free to all 7.0 users. To download them open the updater in BibleWorks 7 as usual. Then enter the accesscode "fareast" (and yes, I know Arabic is not Fareast). Just append it to whatever codes you already have (with an intervening space). Once you do that you will see the following posts:
1. AVD and AVX - new versions of the Van Dyke Arabic Bible. AVX is for Windows XP and AVD is for Vista.
2. CU5 and CU5X - The Chinese Union Bible in Big 5 Character Set format. CU5 is for Vista and CU5X is for Windows XP.
3. CUS and CUSX - The Chinese Union Bible using the "Simplified" Character Set. CUSX is the XP Versions.
4. KOR - This is a Public domain Korean Bible. Unless we have reports of problems this version will be he same on Vista and XP.
5. BibleWorks 7.0.018w - a new executable version with Chinese and Korean support.
6. A new Online Help file. Please see Chapter 18b for details on using these new versions.
You will have to add Right to Left and Far East Language support before using these versions in XP. Your version of Vista may or may not need to have this added. We run Vista Ultimate and these items are installed by default. This not true on XP. You will also need to add Keyboards to support Chinese and Korean. If you have used Chinese and Korean already on Windows you likely have done this already.
Note that this release has different support for Arabic than the release last week. This one uses the system IME just like Chinese and Korean.
Please be sure to read the new section 18b carefully before using these new versions. Report problems or suggestions here.
We are implementing this with a unique access code to protect people who do not want to mess with the new executable until it has been thoroughly tested. The changes required to support these complex languages were extensive and the possibility of introducing new bugs is real. But we will fix them as fast as we can. We hope these new versions are helpful to our Korean, Chinese and Arabic users.
Trouble to install the chinse version in Chinese XP
When I installed the new Chinese upsate to my Chinese Xp, it did not show up anything. Could someone help me
Installing Support for Far Eastern Languages
Instructions for installation of support for Far Eastern languages (as well as the right-to-left support, required for the Arabic Bible) can be found in the following Customer Support FAQ.
In that posting I added the step of inserting the Windows XP installation CD into the drive because some, like myself, may have left these options unchecked at the time of upgrading to Windows XP.
I found that if I was prompted by the system to insert the CD to find the files needed, I was also required to point to the folder where the file would be found. I cancelled out of that and started the process again with the CD already in the drive. With the CD already in the drive, it found the file it needed automatically, without user intervention. If you are sure that all of the files are already on the PC (such as those cases where Windows XP was already installed on the PC when it was purchased,) then inserting the CD can be skipped.
Last updated: EM/April 10, 2007
Do not see the KOR Bible on Korean XP
I have received the KOR bible update to my BW7.
But I do not see the new version on my BW.
I am using the Korean Windows XP OS. Does anyone of you Senior members have a solution to my problem? Thanks in advance!
Dallas Theological Seminary
I don't have any problem with the KOR.
I have several Korean versions (now searchable) as BW's add-on.
I don't have any problem with the KOR and the others installed and I am utilizing Windows XP in English as OS.
Thank You and how do I chnage the font or font size for Chinese Big5
Thanks for posting the Chinese Union versions in BW. In the past I used e-sword in addition to BW simply because e-sword has the Chinese bible. Now I basically have no need for e-sword.
The default font for CU5X doesn't look nice (on my XP SP2 with IE7). How do I change the font or at least the font size? When I go to Tools -> Options -> Fonts, it only has options for Vietnamese fonts but not Chinese.
But in any case, thanks so much for your effort.
Palos Verdes, CA
I can't use the Korean version.
I donwloaded the Korean version but I can't find Korean in the "choose display version."
I am using windows XP Engshing version and I already installed the Far East language support pack.
Where should I go to find 'my language' to come up?
Can't see the Chinese version
Hi! I am a THM student and my mother tongue is Cantonese (familiar with the Chinese Big5). I can't see the Chinese version Bible after installing your new version. I am using the Windows XP version and I have already installed the files of East Asian languages (through activitating the relevant button in the 'Regional and Language option' under 'Control Panel' ) and have restarted my computer afterwards but the Chinese Bible (CU) still did not show up in my Bibleworks 7. Please advise how I should handle the case.
Originally Posted by MBushell
Problem with Chinese version
I have already sent in this problem to the tech support. I thought I put it up here for you to try other language versions to see other languages have the same problem.
When I put Matt 5:1-20 in the command line, this is what comes up (see screen1). And when I put Matt 5:10-30, now verse 10 is clear of color but the remainder of the text is in various color (see screen2).
It is only when I disable the data color, the colors go away. However, I never added any color to any of those verses in the first place.
It seems like it always happens on verse 10 and beyond. And it occurs when I choose to display more than one verse. The first verse displayed within the specified scriptural range is always clear of any color.
Prior to BW official chinese version release, I had already made my own chinese version by putting it under Locale:Vietnamese, and changed the vietnamese font to chinese font. That worked for me. But the only problem is that some chinese characters were split in half and became unreadable. But it didn't have the problem described above. Now, I put my chinese version under this new created locale Chinese_Taiwan. BW no longer splits the chinese characters in half anymore. However, my own version now has the same display problem as described above.
Could something be wrong with the locale field? Both CU5X and CUSX has the same problem too.
I have a bw 6! Can I use it, too?
Can I use it in version 6?
Thanks for bringing Chinese Bible to BW
Dear Mr. Bushnell,
Thanks for bringing Chinese Bible to BW :). This will be so useful to the large number of Chinese speaking churches.
Not to appear too greedy, is there any chance of getting NCV (New Chinese Version) into BW too? It is available currently online through Sword Project. The copyright belongs to Worldwide Bible Society, Ltd.
Thanks again for a great job.