Assalamu aleykum brothers! May Allah reward you for your excellent work.
I am interested in adding to your program a translation to the holy Quran in Chechnian (Sheeshani) language. I have the entire text fully translated, but have yet to figure out means of publicizing it. If possible, I would greatly appreciate help in finding out whom to contact, and what to mention in order to accomplish this task.
Translation is all sunni and in .rtf format. Other version of translation is in .doc format.
Thank you in advance!
we want to add this - any ideas how we can get it into the same format we use?
some ideas - if you can easily transfer it into excel format with 3 columns (sura, ayah, text), it would be easy for us to include in the app... would this be possible?
jazakALlah khairan and sorry for the late reply!
well, it's been a long time, a lot of stuff happened, but i'm still here with an idea to add a translation :)
are you guys still interested in adding a Chechen translation, and do you still need the excel format you mentioned for that? And if so, can you tell me, if it will be easy to update the translation, for the author of translation is working on new edition of it, and if there is no option to update, he asks us to wait for few months more, in order to have newest edition.
wa3laikum alsalam @Marsho,
most certainly would love to have it. if you can send me a sqlite database, happy to have it, as long as it's a sunni translation (which insha'Allah it should be?) otherwise, csv format (sura, ayah, translation, one on each line for each ayah) would work too.
yes, it's a Sunni translation, for 100% of Chechens are sunni muslims. Ok i got it, i'll send it to you as soon possible (do you want me to upload it here or should i use email for that?).
so what about an updating the translation, will it be possible to update it when the new edition will be ready in few months?
wa alaykum assalam.
sure, you can add it here or email it, whichever is more comfortable for you.
this is all controlled server side, so we don't need a new release to do it.
@ahmedre assalam alaikum, I'm working with @Marsho on this idea to add the translation to your awesome project, by the way, thank you for it and may Allah be pleased with you all!
Currently we hold it in .doc file format, we can convert it to fit to the necessary excel file format, but there is one question.
In those translations, there are many footnotes to the translated text, where the meanings of certain words are explained from the author's perspective, so this creates the question: does your platform support adding notes to the translated text's words? Or must we left out them to make it work?
awesome, may Allah reward both of you!
that's up to you - we don't support footnotes now, so i think you have 3 options:
So we decided that we will prepare the text without the footnotes, but we would like to add some description if there is any possibility in the application that there is a full version out there with the footnotes so they could be warned that it is not the complete work as it were printed in a book form.
Also we would like to propose this feature to be implemented in the app in the future if your team will have possibility and want to do it. I think there are still other translations also which are already included in the application with compliance of its standards even though in the original texts they may have some kind of additional notes.
But we understand that you may need some work to do about it and time, so we are not "recommending" it or having a strong opinion on it because we don't feel that we are in the right position to do that. We are happy to have your application as it is now, and this chance to put our texts into it is very valuable to us. What we are saying is that if this feature as described above will ever be presented, we will be even more happy and grateful!)))
As I wrote in the previous message, we hold the texts in .doc file format. We are planning to convert them to HTML first, then clean it from unnecessary tags and styles, and then split the ayats and put them into excel file. We want to convert it initially to HTML because we want to save (with links) the footnotes for other project (we've got an app with chechen-only translation in it, so we'll be only updating its text. The reason why am I telling you this, is because I wanted to share the method that we will be using for the converting. This method may take a week or two before it's all done so if by chance you will have any better suggestions how to do that without HTML please share with us, we will be most thankful!
jazakAllah khairan, sounds good!