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IPA MSKLC Keyboard for Unicode

This keyboard works well and is well documented. It allows you to type IPA in unicode (rather than in one of the outdated encodings), which means that you can type IPA into nearly any modern program that supports unicode. It is set up to not interfere too much with typing regular text, since with unicode it is no longer necessary to switch back and forth between encodings/fonts/keyboards.

FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer)

FieldWorks consists of software tools that help you manage linguistic and cultural data. FieldWorks supports tasks ranging from the initial entry of collected data through to the preparation of data for publication, including:

  • dictionary development
  • interlinearization of texts
  • cultural records
  • bulk editing of many fields
  • morphological analysis

Language Forge

A web-based tool for collaborative dictionary making where any number of people could contribute. Access to editing and revising content can be restricted to specified users, but the larger community could interact and make suggestions. The data can be synced with FieldWorks. Audio input can be added to the dictionary. 

TshwaneLex Lexicography Suite

Taken from their website:

TshwaneLex is a professional, feature-rich, fully internationalised, off-the-shelf software application suite for compiling dictionaries or terminology lists. It has been adopted by many major publishers, government organisations and individuals across the world, as it delivers excellent ROI.

TshwaneLex contains many specialized features that allow you to dramatically reduce dictionary production time and increase the quality and consistency of your dictionaries (from single-user projects to large teams). These include

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Toolbox

Toolbox is a data management and analysis tool for field linguists. It is primarily aimed at editing lexical data, and for parsing and interlinearizing text, but it can be used to manage virtually any kind of data.

If you have experience with the Field Linguist's Shoebox, you can think of Toolbox as an enhanced version of Shoebox with a new name. It is fully compatible with Shoebox. You can install Toolbox and use it just as you used Shoebox, with virtually no difference. Because Toolbox is an enhanced version of Shoebox, it is sometimes referred to as Shoebox/Toolbox.

Webonary

A tool for publishing dictionaries (bilingual or multilingual) on the web with a minimum amount of technical skill. 

Webonary includes the ability to set up Google analytics to track how many people visit your dictionary.

LingTree

LingTree

LingTree is a tool to produce linguistic tree diagrams. The user keys in a description of the tree, processes that description, and LingTree shows what the tree looks like. The tree can be saved in PNG and/or SVG file formats so that it can be included in papers or web pages.

 

LingTree runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Liinux operating systems.

Phonology Assistant 3

This program keeps track of phonetic data either typed directly in or drawn from one or more data sources (Toolbox, Fieldworks Language Explorer, Speech Analyzer files with transcriptions). If sound files are included in the source data, the user can listen to them directly in Phonology Assistant. PA has many analytical features, such as

  • Creates a phone inventory
  • Compares relative frequencies of phones
  • Computes syllable structures
  • Generates phonotactic charts for all combinations of positions, phones, or features
  • Finds minimal pairs and/
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Use PC-PATR with FLEx

A tool to use a PC-PATR grammar to (morphologically) disambiguate texts in FLEx.

Use PC-PATR with FLEx is a tool that can use a PC-PATR grammar to disambiguate a text or a portion of a text that has been analyzed in a FieldWorks Language Explorer project. You tell Use PC-PATR with FLEx the PC-PATR grammar file to use. Then you can choose a text or a portion of that text and ask Use PC-PATR with FLEx to try and disambiguate it.

Use PC-PATR with FLEx is compatible with version 9.0.4 Beta or higher of FLEx.

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