We haven’t reached out for a fundraising email in over a year since we successfully concluded the SuttaCentrral Publications project.
Thanks to your support, the project is now complete and the Sutta Pitaka mentioned in our previous email is now accessible at https://suttacentral.net/editions?lang=si
This time, we would like to bring your attention to Bilara, a remarkable technology developed by SuttaCentral. Bilara is a Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) web application specifically designed for translating suttas. It has garnered immense popularity, with volunteers across the world utilizing it in over 20 languages.
However, Bilara is currently in dire need of an upgrade. There are significant enhancements that must be implemented to transform Bilara into the fully-featured CAT tool we envision.
Given the scale of this project, we require specialist assistance from an external service provider. The estimated cost for this upgrade is US$60,000.00. Further details regarding the project can be provided upon request.
While we do have some funds allocated, additional help is essential to make this upgrade a reality. This email serves as an earnest appeal for your support in making this crucial upgrade for Bilara.
Your contribution will play a vital role in making this upgrade possible and empowering SuttaCentral. Without additional support, we may not be able to meet the necessary requirements for this project.We genuinely appreciate your consideration and support in helping us to enliven Bilara and further our mission. Your generosity will have a significant impact on the accessibility and effectiveness of this invaluable tool.