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  1. #11
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    Hi, everyone

    For the one who are successfully putting the CUV in BW completely (convert the file and able to see the chinese character in the BW), could you pls use the link below and upload all the necessary file(s) and send it to whoever is interested (my email is mrsamuelor@gmail.com).

    http://www.yousendit.com/

    It is a free upload services and will sent it to us through email. After you upload it, we can download it within 7 days.

    Thanks! Look forward to recieve the file and read Chinese Bible on BW.

  2. #12
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    A couple of us have played around with the CUV files. We can't figure out which font they should use. If anyone knows, please respond. I've tried Mingliu and Ariel Unicode MS. But I can't get these fonts to display in BW7.
    I have, however, finished the cuv.vmf file so that if CUV ever gets compiled in the version database compiler the verse mapping will be correct.
    Mark Eddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Eddy
    A couple of us have played around with the CUV files. We can't figure out which font they should use. If anyone knows, please respond. I've tried Mingliu and Ariel Unicode MS. But I can't get these fonts to display in BW7.
    I have, however, finished the cuv.vmf file so that if CUV ever gets compiled in the version database compiler the verse mapping will be correct.
    Mark Eddy
    I have BW6 and recently used the VDC to add the CUV. It now displays properly (with MingLiU font of Traditional Chinese characters in Big-5 coding) in the Results Window. But characters inside the Word Statistics Listbox are messed up and I cannot type in Chinese characters in the Command Line to do searches. I suspect this is caused by the limited support of the Chinese language of BW6.

    I have forwarded a copy of the CUV file to Jim Darlack and he has similar problem as yours with his BW7. I think he is contacting BW staff to see if they can help. (The fact that the language option in the VDC does not include "Chinese" may hint that BW has limited support of this language. I have used "Other" to display the CUV in my BW6 though.)
    Last edited by shalommatt; 03-27-2006 at 09:37 PM.

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    Shiukl,

    If you can send me the text file and DDF file plus the font that is used (assuming they are public domain) I would be happy to post this for users to download directly from us. We can also clean up the VDC a bit.
    Send it to mbushell@bibleworks.com.

    Thanks,
    Mike Bushell
    BibleWorks

  5. #15

    Default REQ: Chinese Hui1Fu4Ban3 Version

    Currently loooking for Chinese Hui1Fu4Ban3 (恢復版) version. CUV is everywhere. HFB is not. Anybody see it anywhere around? I'm hoping to convert the necessary sources to a PalmBible+ compatible database, if licensing allows. Also, PMingLiU and SimHei (bold) are considered the most complete TT fonts for Traditional character display.
    Last edited by adamlau; 03-29-2006 at 09:39 PM.

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    Default Chinese translations

    I'm also eagerly waiting for a CUV bible in Bibleworks 7. Perhaps I can provide the Bibleworks staff with some information about the CUV Chinese Bible and the PMingLiu Chinese font. I'll be happy to provide you with any additional information about CUV if necessary.

    CUV (Chinese Union Version) is the most popular Chinese translation among Chinese Protestants today (perhaps 90% of them use it), even though it was translated back in the early 1900's (NT 1907, OT 1919). One reason for its popularity is because there has not been a Chinese translation that clearly supasses CUV. In recent years there is a new transatlion from the Worldwide Bible Society (wwbible.org) which I personally think is fairly good. Someone also mentioned the HueiFu version. That came from the Little Flock group originally founded by Watchman Nee. That translation is somewhat colored by the theology of Watchman Nee and his followers. So it's usage is also generally within that denomination.

    PMingLiu is the standard Chinese font included in Microsoft Windows XP and Internet Explorer. So I believe it's automatically available to any software running under Windows. It contains both traditional and simplified fonts.

    I would be very excited if CUV will be available in Bibleworks. I'll be glad to volunteer as a beta user for that.

    Leonard Li
    South Bay Evangelical Christian Church (www.sbecc.org)
    lli4g@cox.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBushell
    Shiukl,

    If you can send me the text file and DDF file plus the font that is used (assuming they are public domain) I would be happy to post this for users to download directly from us. We can also clean up the VDC a bit.
    Send it to mbushell@bibleworks.com.

    Thanks,
    Mike Bushell
    BibleWorks
    I just finished a Training Workshop @ Princeton. There is a student from Westminster here who is Chinese and is interested in a Chinese Bible for BW. Has there been ay progress on this?

    Whoever has the files if you could pass them on to me as well I can take a look at them.

    jfleener@digitalexegesis.com
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    Default Chinese Union Version Bibles for BibleWorks 7 (Traditional & Simplified)

    Here is the Chinese Union Bible for BibleWorks 7 in a self-executable.

    [removed due to copyright issues]

    Downloading: If you are not familiar with free file hosting services, you need to wait about 30-60 seconds before receiving a downloading ticket which will then allow you to click to another page where you can download the actual file for free. You do *not* have to purchase the premium file service to download this file.
    Installation: Just open the file and click install. That's it.

    NOTE: BIBLEWORKS 7 DOES NOT SUPPORT A SEARCH FUNCTION WITH CHINESE OR ANY OTHER UNICODE LANGUAGE. PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME ABOUT THIS. This topic has also been discussed elsewhere in this forum.

    FYI, this is the "Original" Chinese Bible Version (like a "King James Version" of China). There are two books that will be installed: the traditional Chinese version and simplified Chinese version. However, if anybody has a text version of any of the other Chinese Bible Versions that they would like to import into BibleWorks, just email me and I can try to help you out.

    Thanks,

    Robin

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    Andrews University Theological Seminary
    Berrien Springs, MI
    Last edited by admin; 07-17-2006 at 11:41 AM.

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    Default Unable to read

    Thanks Robin, I compelled the file successfully, but I wasn't able to read them because it display symbols rather than Chinese character.

    I read Chinese character on my pc everyday and shouldn't have difficulites reading Chinese character.

    Does anyone knows how to convert those symbols back to Chinese character.

    Look forward to hear anyone soon!

  10. #20

    Default Chinese Encoding

    Hi there,

    Are you using Chinese Windows or English Windows with Chinese Encoding enabled? For English Windows, there are 5 different Chinese Encodings that you can set Windows to display:

    - Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.)
    - Chinese (Macau S.A.R.)
    - Chinese (PRC)
    - Chinese (Singapore)
    - Chinese (Taiwan)

    So far, I have only tested with Chinese (PRC) and both Traditional & Simplified Chinese Versions appear correctly. Do you know which encoding you have set Windows to display? You can check by clicking on:

    START Menu --> CONTROL PANEL --> REGIONAL & LANGUAGE OPTIONS SETTINGS and click on the top tab called ADVANCED. The first drop-down box will tell you which language is currently selected to match non-Unicode programs.
    Last edited by song_robin; 06-26-2006 at 02:10 PM.
    Robin Song, M.Div
    Andrews University Theological Seminary
    Berrien Springs, MI

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