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Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:27 pm
by cheerioboy
In our stake, we have a sizable Spanish-language population, plus Lao-speakers, a growing population of Congolese Swahili, and Haitian French. As stake clerk, I observe with great care our translators their work, and our tech clerk has done a bang-up job assembling excellent equipment for the task. I've been trying to make sure, following a suggestion from one of our translators, that there's a translation assistant to look up scriptures so the translator isn't slowed by having to look them up his or herself.

Up to this time, two sets of scriptures have been required. I thought that this would be a perfect application of current technology to display two languages side-by-side of LDS scriptures, with synchronized scrolling. An ability to quickly bookmark referenced scriptures would be very helpful when we can get advanced copies of the talks (not always possible) so the translator and assistant can quickly move from one scripture to the next. Unfortunately, the current Gospel Library implementation, wonderful as it is, is slow to randomly go from one scripture to another, thought with enough advance time, a notebook entry can help by having the referenced scriptures tagged in it.

Has this idea been thought of or brought up before? I did a look for keywords, and little showed up, so I'm starting this thread. Feel free to move it elsewhere if this isn't the correct thread for it, even though, for us, it's about conferences.

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:17 pm
by carsonm
You may want to check out the Gospel Library Beta (testing) App for Windows 10 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/p ... zdncrdfdcd as you can open up multiple Windows and tabs and bookmark scriptures.

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:01 pm
by cheerioboy
Hmm... thanks! I'll see if we can check that out.
I was looking for something for something Apple-flavored.

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:19 pm
by carsonm
You could always run Windows 10 on a something like bootcamp on a Macbook and then either run 2 instances of the release version of Gospel Library or 1 release version of the gospel library app and 1 instance of the gospel library beta app side by side or one on top of the other. Doing it this way at least the hardware is Apple -flavored. :)

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:37 am
by sbradshaw
There are also online options – for example, the multi-column study tool on Scripture Tools:
http://scripturetools.net/study/scriptures/bofm/1-ne/1?lang=eng,spa&z=1.00&v=details
(I run the Scripture Tools website)

It's a wrapper for the scripture pages on LDS.org, so it supports the LDS.org study tools; and you can use the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to keep the scrolling in sync.

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:22 am
by hmqcnoesy
There's http://uandt.net

Click the hamburger menu at the top right, then click the gear icon and pick the left and right languages.

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 5:35 pm
by strago
Spanish and English: http://mormono.com/spanish/

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:48 am
by cheerioboy
hmqcnoesy wrote:There's http://uandt.net

Click the hamburger menu at the top right, then click the gear icon and pick the left and right languages.


Fabulous! This is exactly the ticket! I'll post about how well it works.

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:49 am
by cheerioboy
strago wrote:Spanish and English: http://mormono.com/spanish/


We will try this out! Thank you very much!

Re: Side-by-side dual language scripture display app

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:58 am
by cheerioboy
carsonm wrote:You could always run Windows 10 on a something like bootcamp on a Macbook and then either run 2 instances of the release version of Gospel Library or 1 release version of the gospel library app and 1 instance of the gospel library beta app side by side or one on top of the other. Doing it this way at least the hardware is Apple -flavored. :)

We were looking something device-capable, iPads or the like. Devoting a computer (an Apple, no less) to run Windows, to run two instances of the app (is the non-device [phone or pad] app available for desktops and laptops?) is quite a bit, a lightweight client like http://uandt.net, or something designed for devices, or the iPad or other pad device would be much easier, considering space constraints, and cost -- devices are becoming ubiquitous, and this is just one more thing they can do.