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    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeSep 1st 2007 edited
     
    I have created a Kabyle NT Go Bible. Many European mobile phones do not have fonts installed that cover some special Kabyle characters.
    This module requires further testing, particularly if in Algeria there are any phone models already marketed that do support Kabyle.
    Some of the characters that don't display in a Sony Ericsson K750i do display correctly in the mpowerplayer J2ME emulator (but not all of them).

    Download from http://dfhmch.googlepages.com/KabyleNTGoBible2.2.4.zip
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2007
     
    On this topic, I have emailed my friend who works with AWM with a particular focus on ministry partnership with the Kabyle people.
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJan 7th 2008 edited
     
    "Mouloud Mammeri codified a new orthography for the writing of the Kabyle language which avoided the use of the archaic French orthography. His script has been adopted by all Berber linguists, the INALCO and the Algerian HCA. It uses diacritics and two letters from the extended Latin alphabet : Ɛɛ Čč Ḍḍ Ǧǧ Ḥḥ Ɣɣ Ṭṭ Ṣṣ Ẓẓ."

    The above sentence is quoted from
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_language

    See also
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabyle_alphabet
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
     
    Some of the special characters in the Kabyle alphabet do not display in the Sony Ericsson K800i phone either.
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeMar 23rd 2009
     
    I am currently reading an excellent biography of Lilias Trotter (1853-1928), one of the earliest protestant missionaries to Algeria & Tunisia.
    The book is

    A Passion for the Impossible - The Life of Lilias Trotter
    by Miriam Huffman Rockness
    Grand Rapids, Discovery House Publishers, Second edition 2003. ISBN 978-1572-931084

    "Although art critic John Ruskin enthusiastically proclaimed Lilias Trotter's potential as one of the best artists of the nineteenth century, her devotion to Christ compelled her to abandon the life of art, and leisure she could have enjoyed."

    For further details about her, see
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilias_Trotter
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2009
     
    http://www.tamusni.org/

    Tamusni is the Kabyle word for knowledge. This site makes Christian resources available in Kabyle.
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009 edited
     
    The NT in parallel French and Kabyle translations can be downloaded as a PDF file from
    http://www.radiokabyle.com/programmes/LE%20NOUVEAU%20TESTAMENT.pdf

    This is one of several links in this download page
    http://www.radiokabyle.com/Download.php

    The PDF file uses embedded subsets of a custom font called Kyl98Times. This is not a Unicode font.
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
     
    The Kabyle NT is also online in HTML format at
    http://kab.scripturetext.com/
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
     
    The Kabyle NT can be downloaded as a ZIP file from
    http://visionneuse.free.fr/download/ntkabyle.zip
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009
     
    Algerians Alienated from Islam Are Turning to Christ.

    http://www.amcoptic.com/news/algerians-alienated-from-islam-are-turning-to-christ/

    article by Rev. Bassam M. Madany,

    Here's a sample from the text....

    Here are excerpts from the report datelined Algiers: “Some Amazigh .1 websites have disclosed that many Algerian young people have left Islam and adopted Christianity. They confessed that they did so due to the ugliness of the crimes perpetrated by the Salafist ‘Da’wa and Combat Movement’ against civilians.

    They were tremendously disappointed and disenchanted with Islam, claiming that it was responsible for nurturing these Jihadists who have been terrorizing and murdering innocent people.

    “The website noted that the spread of Christianity in Algeria has even reached areas that were entirely under the influence of the Islamists, such as in eastern Algeria.

    Furthermore, the Christian expansion in the country was not due exclusively to missionary organizations, as certain Islamic groups claim. The reason is to be found in Islam itself. It has been associated in the minds of the youth with Irhab, assassinations, and crimes against innocent people. They remember that many of the crimes were committed during the 1990s, and occurred in distant villages of Algeria when young women were abducted, taken to the mountains as “captives,” gang-raped, and then killed by having their throats slit.
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2009 edited
     
    The same article has been syndicated to several other sites, including....
    http://www.answering-islam.org/authors/madany/algerians.html
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeFeb 25th 2010
     
    I just did some further analysis of the Kabyle NT as a prelude to rebuilding the Go Bible version with the latest software.

    // Text issues: These verses were found to be missing or blank from the Kabyle NT files:
    // Mat 14:1, 15:1, 20:1, Act 13:20, 19:1, 23:1, 27:37, 1Co 10:1, 2Pe 2:18-20
    // These were either missing or blank in the Unbound Bible file kabyle_nt_utf8.txt
    // Because of these text issues, this build is not accurate enough to be distributed.
    // The online text at Sacred Texts has the same omissions.
    // Need to refer to a printed edition.
    // Provisional workaround: (tbd) Insert an empty verse tag for each missing verse.


    This is how these issues came to light.
    I converted my VPL file to USFM and tested the latter using the GoBibleCreator USFM Preprocessor utility:
    The added right hand columns contain my analysis.

    Versification Issues
    Filename Chapter Verse
    40_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 13 59 Mat 14:1 missing, hence no chapter tag
    40_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 13 37 Mat 15:1 missing, hence no chapter tag
    40_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 17 31 Mat 20:1 missing, hence no chapter tag
    44_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 13 20 Act 13:20 missing, just a reference Act 13:20
    44_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 18 29 Act 19:1 missing, hence no chapter tag
    44_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 21 31 Act 23:1 missing, hence no chapter tag
    44_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 25 37 Act 27:37 missing, just a reference Act 27:37
    46_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 9 28 1Co 10:1 missing, hence no chapter tag
    61_kabyle_nt_vpl.usfm 2 18 2Pe 2:18-20 missing, three verses
    • CommentAuthorDFH
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2011
     
    News about the whole Kabyle Bible from the United Methodist Church in Canada.

    The Whole Bible for the Kabyle People in Algeria
    http://gbgm-umc.org/global_news/full_article.cfm?articleid=1445