Autographa

The Autographa Project

Scripture drafting and editing made simple


" Equipping mother-tongue translators with simple yet powerful translation tools. "

    - Friends of Agape

The Autographa Project

About


The Autographa Project is an initiative of Friends of Agape. FOA are business professionals, church leaders, individuals and families who team-up with Christians serving in challenging places of the world. Our focus is the South Asia region, partnering primarily with ministries in India, Nepal and Bhutan where 35% of the of the world’s unreached people groups live.

Vision


  • ■ To provide simple, incredibly easy-to-use, open source, scripture translation and publishing tools to Mother tongue translators in the context of Church Centric Bible Translation movements worldwide.
  • ■ To equip the bible translation community with a free, state of the art, minimalist, yet effective alternative to existing USFM software designed specially with the technologically challenged Mother tongue translator (MTT) in mind.
  • ■ Reduce to minimum the time for onboarding new translators
  • ■ Keep application ultra lightweight and customizable by keeping code open source.

Products


Autographa primarily has 2 products Autographa Live and Autographa Lite.


Click the above links to Download

Latest versions are Autographa Lite 1.3.1 and Autographa Live v0.1.0-beta.6

Why another translation tool?

Free

Autographa is competely free to download and use for anyone who wants to work with scripture translation.

Easy to use

Autographa has a very minimal learning curve and easy to onboard new translators due to its elegant UX.

Multilingual

Autographa's User Interface is localized into Hindi,Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish.

Cross-Platform

Autographa is now available for Windows, Linux or MacOS desktop operating systems.

MTT Centric

Autographa is written from scratch with the user i.e. Mother tongue translator in mind.

CCBT ready

Autographa is highly suited to the CCBT translation paradigm where users may not be very tech savyy.

Product Comparison

USFM Editing Yes Yes
Sync with Cloud No Yes
Requires Internet No Yes (for Online Sync)
USFM Validator Yes Yes
Translation Helps No Yes
USFM Import Yes Yes
Cross Platform Yes Yes
Audio Recording No Yes (Coming soon)
Multi-language support interface Yes Yes
Cloud Support No Yes (ParaText, Door43, WACS)

Screenshots

Testimonials

“ Autographa is very easy to use and I was able to learn quickly ”

Prem

MTT in India

“ The User Interface is very clean and intuitive ”

Jerry

User from S. Asia

“ Getting started with a project is very simple in Autographa ”

Abraham

Lucknow

“ Autographa takes a complex task such as scripture drafting and makes it simple to get started ”

Steve

United States

Success Story



What started as small summer project in 2016, as just a proof of concept of an open source alternative to proprietary translation tools, is now a well recognized tool in CCBT circles in several parts of the world. Autographa has received unprecented support and success and today we have 500 plus downloads of the recent versions and are encouraged by the response. Within our knowledge around 50 projects are being done using Autographa and related tools. Autographa is recognized by several BT agencies worldwide as an easy to use translation editor.

MIT License

The MIT License (MIT) Copyright (c) 2016 - Friends of Agape



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The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

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