New Bible translation technology by Wycliffe spreading Gospel faster than ever before
Wycliffe Bible Translators has recently adapted their translation software, "ParaText," for smartphones, dubbing it "ParaText Lite," and has described it as a game-changer in several ways.
ParaText Lite has allowed mobility in countries where technology like laptops and recording equipment, which is hard to access and maintain, has offered an almost universally-accessible central database for collaboration in translation work, and is enabling missionaries with data stored in long-outdated computer models to upload and update their work, all while sidestepping internet limitations.
Doug Hennum, Wycliffe's chief innovation and information officer, explained in a phone interview with The Christian Post that this new technology fundamentally changes the role of Westerners coming into foreign lands to do Bible translation. Instead, the natives are increasingly able to take part in the process....