Symbianbible is a bible reader for devices (mobile phones) that uses Symbian OS UIQ, Series 60 and 80.
The file access engine is ported from the well known bible reader for Palm:
Bible+ , so you can
use many bible files that are already available for the Bible+.
Starting from version 0.98 the file compatibility is quite good. The
current version of this program only supports latin text, Hebrew, and
Greek, non latin text such as Chinesse, Japanese is not yet (fully)
supported (see notes on Chinese text at the bottom of this page).
If you want to follow the development of this program, get update on new version, ask questions, or help other users, you can join the Google Group (it's a mailing list with a web interface), by visiting this url: http://groups.google.com/group/symbianbible.
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Currently only UIQ2 and UIQ3 devices are supported (Sony Ericsson P800,P900, P910,M600, M600i, P990, etc).
Symbianbible can be downloaded from this link (you can download it directly to the phone):
|Version||Main Site||UIQ 2 (e.g: SE P800, P900, P910, etc)||uiqbible-uiq2-0.98.sis|
|UIQ 3(e.g: SE M600, M600i, P990, etc)||UIQBible-UIQ3-0.98-2.SIS|
|Version||Main Site||Alternate site|
|Language file (if you intend to translate it)||symbianbible.en||symbianbible.en|
The user interface language of Symbian bible will follow the
current phone language. You can translate this program to your language
by downloading the
symbianbible.en file and following the Instruction in the file. You could
ask me if anyone has started a translation for a particular language.
|Bahasa Indonesia||Yohanes Nugroho|
|Russian||??????? ?????? (will be released on next version)|
|Spanish||Oscar B (will be released on next version)|
For those of you who already familiar on using and installing
softwares on your phone, the short instruction for installing is:
If you are a user, you can help by reporting bugs, giving
suggestions, giving donation, writing/maintaining this documentation
If you are a developer you can help on improving this program, I'm
just a begineer in the SymbianOS programming, and would really
appreciate help from the masters.
Q: Does it works on Device X.?
A: It has been tested on SE M600i, Nokia 3650, Nokia 3660, Nokia 6600, E50, E61, Nokia 9300, Nokia 9210, and Siemens SX1, other series 60 and 80 devices should work well.
Q: Does it work on Symbian UIQ or Series 90?
Q: Why doesn't this application search function?
A: Please wait for the next version. I'm still working on international texts (Japanese, etc), if the task has completed, then I will implement the search function.
Q: Why doesn't the Zoom function work?
A: It works, but only for True Type fonts, see the note about fonts on the following section.
Important: I don't speak, read, or write Chinese/Greek/Hebrew, so please use English or Bahasa Indonesia to contact me.
If you have a phone that supports Chinese text, then you should be able to read BIG5 encoded bible files without problem. If you don't have that kind of phone, then you can install additional font. Unfortunately, the book list still uses ordinary font (and you will not be able to read the text). Note: I still can't find the source for a good and free Chinese font.
If the display for Greek or Hebrew text is scrambled, then you can install the ClearlyU font or other fonts that contains Greek/Hebrew glyphs.
To install a font globally (visible to all applications), copy the font files to your memory card (MMC/SD/MicroSD/MiniSD) at "\System\Fonts". It is possible to copy the font files to your phone memory, but you will not be able to uninstall it, and it may crash your phone.
To install a font locally (only visible to S60/S80bible), copy the font files to
(for S60Bible 1st and 2nd ed, replace the question mark with C if you
install it to phone memory or E if you install it to Memory Card),
"?:\System\Apps\S80Bible" (for Series 80), and
(for S60Bible 3rd edition and UIQ3, must be in C). I know this is a bit confusing, I wil try to make it easier on the next version
All Symbian versions supports GDR file (such as the ClearlyU) which is a bitmap (non resizeable) font. UIQ, Series 80 and Series60 v3 supports TrueType font (ttf, vector scalable/resizeable), which can easily be found on the Internet. You can install freetype.sis for Series 60 2nd edition to support ttf files. I don't know any solution for series 60 1st edition to support using ttf fonts.