Thanks Mike for digging into this. On two or three occasions I have gone to
the St Shenouda site at http://www.stshenouda.com/society/copticcd.htm
order the Coptic NT CD and every time was unsuccessful when I clicked the
"Submit" button (got the dreaded "Page No Found" message.
As an alternative I downloaded the Sahidica material but I'm not too keen on
the font used with it. As far as the Marcion product I agree with other
observations that it is simply too cumbersome to be workable.
But back to the Takla resource: Is the material offered there (via
subscription) searchable? What is the format like (presumably all the
strokes are there)?
||Behalf Of Michael Grondin
||Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 3:40 PM
||Subject: Re: [GTh] Horner and the Disappearance of Bibliacoptica.com
||Further information on the relationship between the Takla and Wells
||the Coptic NT has been provided to me by Hany Takla in off-list email. I
||sent him a copy of my last list note on the subject, and wrote to him as
||"I thought you might be interested in the following note that I sent to my
||GThomas list yesterday, especially since your name came into it. If you
||any observations on any of the issues discussed here, I'd love to hear
||won't pass them along to the list unless you give your permission to do
||Hany's response was as follows:
||"In explanation I would like to add that the Coptic CD that was initially
||distributed by the Society had four modules of my own work that included a
||Course in Bohairic with recorded pronunciation, Bohairic-English
||Annual Lectionary of the Feasts in the Coptic Church, and the Coptic New
||Testament. Since we exhausted the stock of this CD, the first two modules
||licensed to COEPA organization in Australia to distribute with one of
||electronic products. The New Testament CD became a separate CD and was
||distributed for a reduced price when ordered as you have seen. As you know
||the Sahidic Text was based on the latest complete texts published after
||edition. I added the superlineal strokes and changed the word division to
||serve the grammatical meaning. However, despite many reviews there were
||multiple typos. J. Warren Wells was good enough to correct many if not all
||typos in his produced text.
||"Currently I set up for the Society a subscription site
that houses all the separate files
||New Testament that were on the CD plus all the periodicals that the
||issued or are currently issued along with contents of some of our library
||holdings and our own manuscript collection. With regards to the New
||I will be making corrections to the texts periodically and post them. Also
||planning to release some of the Old Testament Texts that I have done from
||either published sources or manuscript copies in the Microform library of
||Society. This information can be distributed as you see fit. Take care."
||I have expressed my thanks to Hany for sharing this information with us.
||Mt. Clemens, MI