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Graphite

Graphite is a toolkit for developing "smart fonts" for complex scripts where the placement, order or selection of glyphs needs to adapt to the context. 

Examples of complex script behaviors Graphite can handle include:

  • contextual shaping
  • ligatures
  • reordering
  • split glyphs
  • bidirectionality
  • stacking diacritics
  • complex positioning

Ukelele

Ukelele is a keyboard layout creator for MacOS. It permits creating a new keyboard layout  that can be shared with other users. 

Font Development Tools

SIL Font developers have produced a number of utilities for viewing, modifying and developing fonts; that other font developers may find useful.

BART (Biblical Analysis and Research Tool)

BART provides access to the Biblical language source texts with the ability to search those texts in a variety of ways, to display those texts by sentences, paragraphs, or propositions,  and to also apply custom tags to those texts. 

Because of copyright restrictions on the sources, BART is only available to people having a license for Translators Workplace. While originally tied to the Translators Workplace Folio version, it is now available to users of the Translators Workplace Logos edition.

PDF Booklet

PDF Booklet opens a PDF file and creates a new one that can be printed as a booklet.  It has many functions for manipulating the pages of a PDF file.  PDF Booklet can scale the pages so that they can be printed on a different page size. You can adjust the margins, add blank pages and print multiple booklets in one run.

If you wish to create an A5 booklet that is printed on A4 paper and folded PDF Booklet can arrange the pages so that they are printed with the last and first page on the same sheet. It's simple then to fold and staple to produce a booklet.  However if you have a book...

SooSL for sign language dictionaries

Can create and manage video files and written annotations for a sign language dictionary. Signs can be indexed according to sign structure, hand configurations, general movement parameters, and non-manual signs so they can be searched for. Signs can also be searched for by written language strings. Written annotations can be added in several different languages. Also other video files for sign language annotations and comments can be added to the entries.

Video, images and text can explain what a sign means and why it was chosen. 

In beta, not yet released, but it is...

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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Hebrew-Matu (Chin) Bible Lexique

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Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries
HEBREW/ GREEK-MATUPI DICTIONARIES

OF THE WORDS IN

THE HEBREW AND GREEK TESTAMENTS;

WITH THEIR RENDERINGS

IN THE

MATUPI CHIN STANDARD BIBLE
(Bible References)

Compiled By

Salai Tin Aung Takluem (B.Th, M.

Render

What is Render?

Render is an oral Bible translation software developed and tested by three partnering agencies: Seed Company, Pioneer Bible Translators and Faith Comes By Hearing.

Translating with Render

Render is a software that guides oral communicators in producing oral Scripture for their own language group. One or more (up to four) audio recordings are pre-loaded into Render to act as references for a new translation. A translator or translation team listens to the source languages, translates orally into the target language and records the new translation...

Anki + Flash Addons

In an attempt to provide a good language learning tool, the Language Learning department of SIL has been looking at Anki and various Addons to provide a good tool for learners:

Anki is a popular flashcard program.  Their website says:

Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it's a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn.

Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-

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