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Pathway prepares dictionary and Scripture data in open document (odf), e-book (epub 2.0), portable document (pdf), TeX and J2ME (jar) formats. Print and electronic publications can be distributed on web sites, Android cell phones, and Java feature phones. Indirectly Pathway can be used for doc, docx, Kindle®, and Nook®. The epub format will also work on tablets using software for reading e-books.

Pathway installs as an add-on of FieldWorks and Paratext, or it can be launched in batch process.


  • Leverage the knowledge of our publishing staff to help field teams have:
    • Expert designed layouts (language/page size etc)
    • Knowledge about publisher constraints and layout constraints
  • Provide the field user one-button output options
  • Empower the project manager to adjust output if necessary.
  • Give acceptable defaults for pictures and headers
  • Handle a mixture of left-to-right and right-to-left text
  • Use Unicode and Graphite font technologies





SIL International


forum or wiki

SIL Status


Supported Operating Systems

Linux, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise (32 bit or 64 bit), Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows 7 32 bit, Windows 8, Windows 8 32 bit, Windows 8 64 bit

Unicode Support


Suitable tasks

  • Publish linguistic data (e.g. phonetic data and interlinear texts)
  • Make publication-quality printouts or PDFs
  • With support for multiple scripts
  • With support for complex non-Roman scripts
  • Archive data in Unicode in a long-life file format (e.g. XML)
  • Other

Interface Language



GPL (GNU Public License)

Download Page


User Group


Export Through Pathway Dialog (FieldWorks / Paratext) Pathway Configuration Tool

Recent comments

SILAS (Smart Interactive Layout Assistant for Scripture): Intermittently -- thanks for the reminder
50 weeks 6 days ago
SILAS (Smart Interactive Layout Assistant for Scripture): Is SILAS being supported any longer?
1 year 3 days ago
LangTran software distribution system: LangTran files now available via BitTorrent Sync
1 year 6 weeks ago


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Vernacular Scripture on ereaders and smart phones

One thing that Pathway can do is take a project from Paratext and export it into epub format, PDF format, or GoBible format for ereader or mobile device.. Imagine being able to access your Scripture text on portable devices!

Release candidate 1.02

Release candidate 1.02 is now available on the download page. The "stable version" download will still be the 0.7.10 version.

application | by Dr. Radut