Haiola project statistics as of today:
613 freely redistributable translations
18 limited-sharing translations
631 total public translations
5,717,279 hits on the 14 Bible web sites I operate in July 2014
And that doesn't include the hits on partner web sites that also
have Bibles in many languages on them.
I'm pretty sure more than one person is reading the Bible in their
own language, both connected to the Internet and reading what has
been downloaded earlier.
The coolest part of Haiola
now, is the ability to create inScript Bible Browser modules-- if
you have the proprietary Digital Bible
plugin. The only reason it is kept proprietary is to
give an incentive to Bible translation agencies to share Scriptures
with the world openly, or at least with DBS. If you have quality
(consultant-checked) Scriptures that can be released under a
Creative Commons Attribution, non-commercial, no derivatives (except
to change file format, but not change the text) license or better,
I'd be happy to generate inScript modules for you. The really cool
thing about the inScript Bible Browser is that it runs in most
also works on web sites. Right now, between Bibles.pw
, you can
find all of the Bibles mentioned above, PLUS hundreds more, courtesy
of Faith Comes by Hearing and their Digital Bible Platform, which
draws, in part, from the ETEN Digital Bible Library. It is amazing
what we can do when we work together in the Body of Christ!
The inScript Bible Browser:
- Has real search capabilities, including multi-word search (not
just a concordance)
- Can be packaged in an app for popular smart phone, tablet, and
- Adapts to screen size, enabling features like multi-column
parallel Bible display as the screen size increases.
- Is free and open source, with source
- Has an HTML and CSS-only fallback mobile display mode for
- Can display multiple translations in parallel, including
source language texts.
- Actually works pretty well, right now.
Please join me in praising and thanking the Lord for this progress.
Then pray that we can do even better. There are still many languages
where the Bible hasn't been translated, yet, let alone published
electronically or in print. Do you feel the urgency that I do?
||Your partner in
electronic Bible publishing,