Posted 29 December 2011 - 02:57 PM
Even if I am a new user of Accordance (and only of the iPad version; not enough financial support to buy a Mac; maybe in the future) I used the oportunity of the End of the year sale and bought Accordance Scholar 's Standard Collection. I really love studying my Bible with the help of Accordance.
Even though I use English language very much in my studies (I am an assistant-pastor in Romania and also an associate professor in an small protestant university), I feel the need for a Romanian version included in the Accordance library. Even though the English speaking users are so many, there are some Romanian users (myself included) that would like to have also a Romanian version.
Currently there are two major versions for use in the Romanian Protestant church: Dumitru Cornilescu version and the New Romanian Translation.
The copyright for the Cornilescu version It is held by the British Foreign Bible Society (Bible Society, on short; web page: http://www.biblesociety.org.uk), and I think threre will be no problem for them to give the permission for Accordance to include this version in the library (I found an Accordance module on the web, but without the Romanian special characters set- ș, ț, ă, î etc.; here: http://biblia.pentru.../bib_module.php). But, not having a Mac, I cannot use it (the PC Emulator does not permit sync.)
For the other version (New Romanian Translation), the cpoyright information is found here: http://biblia.pentruviata.ro/ntr.php, and I've copied here:
Holy Bible, New Romanian Translation
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Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide®
The text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without the express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses quoted do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
These Scriptures are not public domain. These Scriptures are not shareware and may not be duplicated. These Scriptures are copyrighted and have been made available for your personal use only. Any other use including, but not limited to, copying or re-posting the Scripture on the Internet is prohibited. These Scriptures may not be altered or modified in any form but must remain in their original context.
Permission requests that exceed the above guidelines must be directed to, and approved in writing by, Biblica US, Inc., 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921, USA.
I think this will not be a free version, but I (and I think also other users) will buy it even twice if necesary, only to have it.
Please consider this plea for a Romanian version for Accordance: it is time for Romanian users also to use Accordance running with a Romanian language inside and enjoy using it. In this manner, I can confidently reccommend Accordance to my students and help them dig deeper in the Word of God.
Thank you for the wonderful work you are doing there and may God bless all of you!
Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:02 AM
Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:08 AM
Thank you for providing these details. We will try to follow up to provide at least one Bible in Romanian.
Thank you for your openness and willingness To help. I am eagerly waiting for the Romanian version.
May God bless you in everything you do!
Posted 08 May 2012 - 02:53 PM
Project Manager, Module Development
iOS Working Group
Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:53 AM
Thanks for the reminder; we will forward this on to inquire about acquiring a license.
Did you managed to acquire a licence for the Romanian version of the Bible? I am using Accordance for a year now on my iPad and I am missing my translation. And I am not the only one there. Other pastor colleagues are asking me if there is a Romanian version in Accordance. Why having many Bible study programs when you can have the best of all?
Eagerly waiting for the day when my wish and dream will become true. Until then, may God bless you in everything you do!
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