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Scripture App Builder

Scripture App Builder is a tool for taking formatted text like USFM files from Paratext and making them into an Android app that will display the text on an Android phone or tablet. If audio files exist, they can be built into the app, so that as the audio plays, the corresponding words in the text are highlighted. If you use HearThis to record the audio for your Paratext project, incorporating the two together in an app is quite straightforward (HearThis automatically stores the timing information needed for the text-audio synchronization). 

The resulting Android app can be copied...

Lexique Pro

Lexique Pro provides a rich browsing experience for lexicons store in an SFM format such as MDF. No import is required (though there is some initial configuration). It also supports the new XML standard, LIFT (Lexicon Interchange FormaT). Lexique provides three kinds of output for distributing your dictionary: print, interactive CD, and website. See www.lexiquepro.com !

HearThis

Bible recording made easy.

HearThis greatly simplifies the task of making an audio version of a translation. With HearThis and Paratext you step through each verse or line of text and the speaker reads that portion. An external microphone is essential for a good quality audio recording.

 

 

SIL Converters

An interface making it possible to convert any file (e.g., SFM texts, lexicons, and Word documents) to a different encoding.

This package provides tools through which you can change the encoding, font, and/or script of text in Microsoft Word documents, XML documents, and SFM text and lexicon documents. It also installs a system-wide repository to manage your encoding converters and transliterators (TECkit, CC,...

Adapt It

Adapt It is a computer program that helps translate texts between related languages (a process called adaptation). Using Adapt It, translators have been able to dramatically reduce the total time spent in their translation projects.

WeSay

WeSay helps non-linguists build a dictionary in their own language. It has various ways to help native speakers to think of words in their language and enter some basic data about them. The program is customizable and task-oriented, giving the advisor the ability to turn on/off tasks as needed and as the user receives training for those tasks. WeSay uses a standard xml format, so data can be exchanged with linguist-oriented tools like FieldWorks. Team members can collaborate via USB flash drive, email, and via network connections.

IPA Help

This program is designed to help the user learn to recognize, transcribe, and produce the sounds of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).

Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator

The Keyboard Layout Creator lets you create keyboard layouts. You can add any Unicode character to your keyboard layout. You can create dead keys. The keyboards cannot be context sensitive like Keyman keyboards can. The program is a free download and the keyboards you create can be shared with anyone. The keyboards are installed into Windows, and then appear in the list of available keyboards in Control Panel.

myWorkSafe

myWorkSafe Provides a super-simple backup system for language-development workers.

Once installed, myWorkSafe is always running. It places a small icon in the Windows Task Bar.  When you insert a USB flash drive for the first time, the application asks you if you want to use it for Backup.  Subsequently, when you insert it, myWorkSafe opens and begins backing up. It already knows about many common language development applications, and where they keep their data. For example, it knows how to find your Paratext files, AdaptIt Files, OurWord Files, FLEx and...

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.