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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.

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).

 

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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WordSurv

A linguistics computer program designed to aid in the collection and analysis of word lists, assisting in the entry and maintenance of word lists and cognate decisions, the computation of lexicostatistic and phonostatistic measures of similarity, and the output of data and results in various formats.

Cipher Music Font

This unicode font uses smart rendering (Graphite) to support the numeric musical notation used in Indonesia and other Asian countries. An InKey keyboard is provided for keyboarding the data, and LibreOffice Writer is the recommended editing software.

The font defaults to displaying musical slurs in Indonesian kepatihan mode (slurs below the notes), but also provides a mode that's more conducive to editing (slur tips only), and a third mode for Chinese jianpu (slurs above the notes). These modes are easiest to access if using the styles and macros in the provided template.

 

Glossy

 

Displays lexicons from Paratext interlinearizer in an easy searchable form.

What you can do with the list

Glossy shows you the quick lexicon generated from the interlinearizer.

  • Search: Type anything in the search box at the top to search for it.
  • Starts with: Type one letter to show only words starting with that letter.
  • Sort: Click a column heading to search by that column.
  • Find this: Click on any word to search for that word.
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Dekereke

Dekereke is a phonology search and data management tool.

Search Everything

Search Everything is a great little utility for finding files on your computer. It only indexes the file's name. So the indexing is really quick and unnoticeable. I find it useful several times a day. Even if I know where a file is Search Everything will often get to it quicker than using Windows Explorer.

 

Download from https://www.voidtools.com/

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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Unicode Ccount

UnicodeCCount is a quick-and-dirty Unicode-aware replacement for Ccount, the character count utility. Written in Perl, the program is available both as the Perl source (requires Perl 5.8.1 or newer) and as a stand-alone Windows EXE.

 

As this program is distributed at no cost, the SIL individual who created it and upgrades it is unable to provide a commercial level of personal technical support. He is interested in hearing from users, however, and will try to resolve problems that are reported to him. You can send feedback to the author here.