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We are glad to announce that FieldWorks version 9.0.4 Beta is being released. The changes are listed below. FieldWorks 9.0 now has a 64-bit Windows version, a new installer, and fixes a lot of older bugs. The main features of this release are as follows: Large project Improvements FieldWorks 9.0 introduces a 64-bit version of FieldWorks on Windows, which will allow FieldWorks to access more memory to help large projects. A 32-bit version is also available. New Installer With... read more
27 August 2018 - Adapt It

Adapt It version 6.9.1 release 27 August 2018

Feature changes and new features in 6.9.1

This release provides updates for the new usability feature to Adapt It that was introduced in version 6.9.0. This release corrects some rough edges and non-ideal interface characteristics – such as having to click twice on tool bar buttons and menu item when the drop down phrasebox was open. Those nuisance issues are eliminated in the current update 6.9... read more
20 August 2018 - Webonary
This newsletter features the Djimini Rapid Word Collection workshop in Côte d’Ivoire, reminders to install the latest versions of new releases of tools for dictionary-making, and updates on the number of dictionaries published. Read newsletter.
03 August 2018 - FLExTrans

FLExTrans Documentation

Here's some documentation on getting started, using the Sense Linker and Live Rule Tester tools and a tutorial on writing transfer rules. This documentation is also in the FLExTrans Documentation folder in the install folder. Refer to Ron's thesis, A Linguist-Friendly Machine Translation System for Low-Resource Languages for a detailed description of the system. Ron welcomes your emails for any help you need. Write to flextrans "dot" help "at"... read more
28 May 2018 - Adapt It

Adapt It version 6.9.0 release 28 May 2018

Feature changes and new features in 6.9.0

This release adds a new usability feature to Adapt It that will be of interest to all users of Adapt It. * There is now a Choose Translation drop down list that automatically pops open when the phrasebox stops at a location where more than one translation is available from the knowledge base. This new feature makes it much easier and more efficient to... read more
23 May 2018 - XLingPaper
While there was an issue with version 8.0 of the XMLmind XML Editor, it appears that version 8.1 works fine with XLingPaper.
23 May 2018 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.3.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+) and version 2.33.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: If you are qualified to use the Personal Edition of the XMLmind XML Editor, we now have one step installers which install version 7.6 of the XMLmind XML Editor as well as XLingPaper. Add ability to have two contents, one in... read more
23 May 2018 - FLExTrans

Latest Version

FLExToolsWithFLExTrans.zip (FLExTrans 1.6 with Sense Linker 2.2.1 & Live Rule Tester 3.0) - May 23, 2018 The Live Rule Tester Tool has a great new feature for previewing the synthesis result for a word or words that you transferred with the tool. Now you can test a word from beginning to end all in the Live Rule Tester Tool. Bug fixes in the main modules and other tools Click on the above link to download FLExTrans. See the Installation page for instructions on... read more
We are glad to announce that FieldWorks version 8.3.12 is being released. This version updates the language codes to match the ethnologue updates as opposed to version 8.3.11.As of release 8.3.9, XP is no longer supported. This is due to some of the changes made so FLEx will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Windows will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Linux will have to wait until version 9 to support Paratext 8. Most machines already have .Net 4.6.1 installed. But, especially on... read more
08 March 2018 - XLingPaper
As you may have learned, there is a new version of the XMLmind XML Editor (version 8.0.0). While it does load XLingPaper documents, it breaks the “Convert interlinear line to wrd elements” command (the Shift-F10 one). If you are keying interlinear text, this is an extremely useful command. XMLmind assures me that there will be a fix for this in version 8.1 of the XMLmind XML Editor. So please wait. If you have already upgraded and need this command, I recommend you uninstall version 8.0.0... read more
05 March 2018 - XLingPaper
Today, XMLmind released a new version of the XMLmind XML Editor (aka XXE) which XLingPaper uses. It looks like the new version has a change which breaks XLingPaper’s configuration. Please do not install the new version until we can check this out and make any needed fixes.
14 February 2018 - FLExTrans

Edit Transfer Rules with XMLMind XML Editor (XXE)

This editor gives you a nice graphical interface for creating your transfer rules as shown in this example: Here's the steps you take to get it working: Install XXE. See instructions on this website. (This is the same editor used with XLingPaper) Extract the zip file ApertiumForXMLmind.zip to the %AppData%\XMLmind\XMLEditor7\addon folder. You can get to this target folder by pasting the previous %AppData... path into File Explorer.... read more
06 February 2018 - FLExTrans

Installation Instructions when using the Windows 10 Linux Subsystem for Apertium (recommended)

This is the recommended installation because it does not require you to have a virtual machine installed. The Fall 2017 update to the Windows 10 Creator's Edition is required. Installation Steps: FLExTrans is a Windows tool that uses an application called FLExTools. FLExTools requires Python 32-bit for Windows which must be installed separately. Download it here. Double-... read more
31 January 2018 - Paratext 8
Organisations that want to track the progress of their various translation projects may now do so through Paratext. This is possible through the use of the project plan, and assigning tasks to team members. As tasks are completed, the progress is recorded. This data can be accessed by people in the organisation with the appropriate roles. However, the tracking will only work with the proper set up and planning. The following features must be in place before progress can be tracked successfully... read more
29 January 2018 - XLingPaper
This is a maintenance bug fix release. The main bug fix is for the default XeLaTeX way of producing PDF. Version 3.2.0/2.32.0 fixed a problem whereby in some cases the table of contents would show ‘??’ for all pages. The fix for that included in that release could end up showing the wrong page number in some cases. This new release solves both problems: the page numbers will be correct. To get this fixed version, go to https://software.sil.org/xlingpaper/download/config-only/. Here are the... read more
12 January 2018 - FLExTrans

Latest News: January 10, 2018 - FLExTrans 1.5 - Introducing the View Source/Target Apertium Text Tool

Introducing the View Source/Target Apertium Text Tool in FLExTrans 1.5. A tool to give a friendly view of the Apertium files. Also the Live Rule Tester tool is updated to use the friendly format. Previously if you wanted to check the output of the ExtractSourceText module, you had to understand the Apertium data stream format which looked like this... read more
11 January 2018 - FLExTrans

FLExTrans -- A Linguist-Friendly Machine Translation System for Low-Resource Languages

Low-resource languages have largely been left out of the machine translation revolution. Because of insufficient text data, the results of using statistical machine translation are subpar. FLExTrans is a transfer-based machine translation system that is easy to use for ordinary linguists. It is linguist-friendly because a central component is the intuitive application Fieldworks... read more
04 January 2018 - Paratext 8

And how to fix them if it’s too late

Now that we have been doing migrations of Paratext data for quite some time, we have put together a list of things that should be considered at the time of migration.  This is great news if you are at the point of migrating your Paratext 7 project to Paratext 8. But don’t worry, even if you have already completed the migration, we’ve provided instructions for you too. It isn’t too late, but you might have some extra steps involved. Please... read more
We are glad to announce that FieldWorks version 8.3.11 is being released. This version fixes some serious problems we have seen with version 8.3.10.As of release 8.3.9, XP is no longer supported. This is due to some of the changes made so FLEx will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Windows will work with Paratext 8. FieldWorks for Linux will have to wait until version 9 to support Paratext 8. Most machines already have .Net 4.6.1 installed. But, especially on Windows 8/8.1, this may need... read more
13 December 2017 - Paratext 8
One of the powerful new features in Paratext 8 is the ability to track your progress and to automate checks through the Assignments and Progress window. Progress tracking requires that a project has been assigned a project plan.  If you are the project administrator, you can learn how to do this from our Project Plan video tutorials. If a project plan is in place, this blue icon will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the project window. Clicking the blue icon will open... read more