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12 April 2018 - FLExTrans

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FLExToolsWithFLExTrans.zip (FLExTrans 1.5.1 with Sense Linker 2.2.1, Live Rule Tester 2.2.1 & Set Up Transfer Rule Grammatical Categories Tool 1.0) - February 28, 2018

  • The new Set Up Transfer Rule Grammatical Categories tool initializes the grammatical categories in... 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... 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... 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:

TransferRules

Here's the steps you... 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... 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... 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... 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... read more

12 January 2018 - FLExTrans

FLExTrans Documentation

Here's some initial 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... 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... 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.... 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.... 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.... read more

We are glad to announce that FieldWorks version 8.3.10 is being released. This version fixes some serious problems we have seen with version 8.3.9.


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.... read more

09 November 2017 - XLingPaper

XLingPaper version 3.2.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+) and version 2.32.0 (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:

  • Add a way to insert bracketed constituents to a line in an interlinear. See section 5.3.7 “Inserting bracketed constituents” in the user documentation.
  • Add ability to use asterisk in a... read more
07 November 2017 - Paratext 8

Paratext is well known for its ability to synchronize data among multiple team members both online and offline. It was designed for use in areas with low bandwidth or no Internet, and so most teams are aware of its ability to synchronize data on a flashdrive. Very few people, however, know about another very useful collaboration option, even though it appears prominently in the Send/Receive dialog box each time you use it.

... read more

Microsoft has corrected the problems with version 1703, which have been around since last Spring. The fix was released October 17. Although you will be able to get the update by doing ‘Check for updates’ at some point, it might still be a couple of weeks.

You can install the Fall Creator’s Update on your machine by going to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10. Click ‘Update Now’. It... read more

25 August 2017 - Paratext 8

Paratext 8 has a built-in system for tracking your translation team’s progress that can give an estimate of how much time it will take to accomplish your project’s goal.  This can be useful for the team during yearly planning sessions when tasks are assigned to various team members. It can also allow administrators to track their team’s progress and be notified of potential issues long before the next planning and review session.  But if you are going to take advantage of these features, you... read more

01 August 2017 - Paratext 8

Paratext 8 is slowly but surely getting new resources added.  Not as fast as everyone would like, of course, but negotiating new licenses for the texts we have used in the past has proven challenging. Not only that, but in a number of cases, the texts we want to use are not yet uploaded to the Digital Bible Library.  Yet progress is being made because almost every time you open Paratext 8 and go to the Download/Install Resources dialog box, you will see certain items marked as new ... read more