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The Digital Quran is the electronic version of the Qur'an, introduced as early as 1993. There is a strict code of conduct for handling the written Qur'an, which limits its accessibility, especially in situations such as traveling or everyday reading on the move. The invention of the Digital Qu'ran addressed these limitations, in particular due to the on-screen text feature. While some limitations still apply, the portability of the device meant that people could read and listen to the Qur'an in places and situations where it had previously been impossible to do so.
Early Digital Qur'an devices were capable of audio playback of recorded recitations of the Qur'an with synchronized on-screen Arabic text; it allowed basic navigation of the Qur'an with the ability for the user to select a specific surah (chapter) and ayah (verse). Translations of the Qur'an to other languages are also included, sometimes synchronized with the original Arabic recitations. These products were mass-produced in China at an affordable price; however this was achieved at the sacrifice of expenditure on research and development. As such the subsequent models were more variation than innovation. Color screens were introduced soon after the same feature was added to mobile phones, and new products support MP3/MP4 format. Most modern mobile phones are also capable of functioning as a digital Qur'an.
- Indonesians tune in to digital Koran Reuters
- introduced in 1993 by the Korean company; Penman Corporation
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