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About Paratext Translation & Publishing Software

Paratext and related tools are a collection of software programs for Windows and Linux developed jointly by the United Bible Societies and SIL International which allow you to input, edit, check, and publish a translation of the Scriptures, based on the original texts (Greek, Hebrew), and modeled on versions in major languages.

A growing body of scripture translation text in the USFM format is the basic unit around which all of the Paratext tools, utilities, and companion programs operate.

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Availability and Prerequisites

The Paratext program and its associated text files have been developed by the United Bible Societies and SIL International for use by its translation and publishing project teams. Paratext is also made available for use by other Bible agencies for whom a formal licensing arrangement has been established. Persons qualified to use Paratext will include translation consultants, translators, reviewers, translation software trainers/supporters, and those directly engaged in the translation's production. Copyright restrictions, especially those determined by third party copyright holders, require that use and distribution of Paratext be strictly limited to those engaged in the Bible translation and publishing process.

Use of Paratext and associated software requires registration.

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