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FieldWorks Translation Editor (TE)

Outdated: SIL says Translation Editor is now minimally supported. Use Paratext instead. 

Translation Editor helps Bible translators edit and check Biblical text in a vernacular language.

In Translation Editor, members of a translation team can do any of the following:

  • Edit Scripture text in almost any language of the world for which there are Unicode-based fonts, keyboards, and writing systems.
  • Produce back translations for checking.
  • Review drafts and insert notes.
  • Use anthropological and lexical data in
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Dictionary App Builder

Builds a customized app from dictionary data for Android tablets and smartphones. You can take a lexicon or dictionary from FLEx or WESay or Lexique Pro, and build it into an app. The app contains all the data, it does not require internet access to work.

The app can contain pictures and audio links, and can permit searching and browsing for words. 

Apps produced by Dictionary App Builder can be distributed via BlueTooth or microSD cards, or uploaded to an app store.

Parser and Writer for Syntax Starter Kit

Parser and Writer for Syntax

The Parser And Writer for Syntax Starter Kit is affectionately also called PAWS.

As the name of the starter kit indicates, the Parser and Writer for Syntax (PAWS) has two purposes and four outputs:

  • The Writer produces a rough draft of a grammar of the syntax of your language, based on the answers to the questions in each section of PAWS. This output file is in XLingPaper xml format. (See https://software.sil.org/xlingpaper
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Reading App Builder

Reading App Builder helps you build customized apps for Android and iOS smartphones and tablets. You can use it to make apps containing picture books, health and community development materials, song books, illustrated stories and libraries of easy-to-read books for new readers – each with the option of synchronizing text and audio, highlighting each phrase as it is read. The app menus, icon, splash screen and colors can all be customized for your language and culture.

All the content can be packaged into the app, so app users can have full access even without a live Internet...

Google Input Tools

This utility is available either as a download for Windows (that integrates languages into the Windows language bar), or as a plugin for the Chrome browser. Permits typing in a variety of scripts, both Roman and non-Roman, and includes a visual keyboard and a predictive text toolbar, where it suggests words based on keys you have pressed. By my count, it looks like over 70 languages are supported, including Korean, Japanese, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Hindi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Arabic, Persia and others (this is not a complete list of all the non-Roman scripts).

 

PrimerPrep

The PrimerPrep program is designed to help you easily analyze texts in a language to discover the letters and words it uses and to determine how frequently they occur. PrimerPrep suggests an order for introducing letters in a primer based on their frequency, and allows you to modify the order with a simple drag-and-drop. Each time the order changes, PrimerPrep immediately recalculates and shows you the words that can be formed in each lesson.

Note: On some computers, when you start PrimerPrep it takes a little while to open the window. So when you first start the program, please be...

Audacity

An audio editor that runs on all major platforms. It is oriented more toward music than phonetics and has only limited analysis tools. However, it can do noise reduction and has some useful editing tools, including the ability to modify individual samples and to change the amplitude envelope.

Map Creator

Map Creator simplifies the creation of language-specific maps, charts, and diagrams for Bible lessons and world geography.

Features

  • 80 maps, charts, and diagrams for chronological Bible teaching and world geography
  • Powerful editing features
  • Create translatable maps, charts, diagrams, and timelines from your own images
  • Runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and the most popular distributions of Linux
  • User interface and predefined map content in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Indonesian
  • Translate once: translations for
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Quizlet

Quizlet is a website that lets you create flashcard type quizzes, and then quizzes you on them. It maintains statistics on what you've answered correctly, and can test you in a variety of ways, such as how many can you get correct in a fixed time, 

Requires creating an account, you can create a profile on the site, or use a Google or Facebook account to authenticate.

A basic account is free, letting you create text based quizzes. The site accepts Unicode input. A $15 per year subscription (Quizlet Plus) lets you record audio and upload pictures, a $25 subscription (Quizlet Teacher) allows audio and pictures, lets you create quizzes for your students, and see how they do on them. Subscribing also hides the ads on the site.

Pub2SDwizard

A tool for publishing MP3 files on SD cards.

Why use Pub2SDwizard?

Just copying your MP3 files on to an SD card is easy enough, but:

  • What order do you wish them to play in?

    • Since different devices and applications will sort them in different ways, how do you force them to play in the order you desire? - While a simple radio can play files from SD cards or USB sticks, the files will probably be sorted and played solely on their filenames. But mobile phones may sort the files on their creation or last modified date or other embedded metadata
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