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12 December 2019 - FLExTrans
Latest VersionFLExTools20WithFLExTrans.zip (FLExTrans 2.0 with Sense Linker 2.2.1 & Live Rule Tester 3.1.2) - December 12, 2019 FLExTrans now is compatible with FLEx 9. Click on the above link to download FLExTrans. See the Installation page for instructions on installing.
Previous versions of FLExToolsWithFLExTrans(FLExTrans 1.7 with Sense Linker 2.2.1 & Live Rule Tester 3.1.2) FLExToolsWithFLExTrans 1.7 - April 20, 2019 FLExTrans now has a Testbed feature! Run... read more
12 December 2019 - FLExTrans
Installation InstructionsInstallation Steps (FLExTrans now requires FLEx 9 or higher and 64-bit Windows is assumed): FLExTrans is a Windows tool that runs on a platform called FlexTools. FlexTools requires Python for Windows which must be installed separately. Download for 64-bit Windows Double-click the file to run the install. IMPORTANT: Make sure on the install step, Customize Python 2.7.17 that you click on the red X next to Add python.exe to... read more
10 December 2019 - Paratext
Paratext has a feature called Paratext Live that lets a group of users edit the same document at the same time, keeping their versions up to date on each computer as they work together. This can be used, for instance, when a group is discussing a text, allowing several people to edit the text and improve on each other’s changes, evaluating the result together before agreeing on the best translation. This is similar to the kind of collaborative editing found in editing environments like Google... read more
12 November 2019 - XLingPaper
On November 12, 2019, XMLmind sent the following email with links to its FAQ page for what to do to get the XMLmind XML Editor to run on Mac OS X Catalina: Hello, We have added this two FAQs for those who want to run XMLmind Software applications on macOS 10.15 Catalina before we officially support this operating system. These two new FAQs apply to any XMLmind Software application installed on macOS 10.15 Catalina using its .dmg distribution. — I have successfully downloaded and installed your... read more
08 November 2019 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.6.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) and version 2.36.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This new version of XLingPaper is a maintenance version, containing mostly bug fixes. If you have not previously installed XLingPaper, you can obtain an installation program for Windows, Mac or Linux at http://software.sil.org/xlingpaper/download/. If you have already installed XLingPaper version 2.10.0 or higher... read more
29 October 2019 - XLingPaper
One XLingPaper user upgraded his Mac OS X to Catalina and discovered that the XMLmind XML Editor does not work with this new Mac OS. He could not navigate to open files, any linked/referenced files in a document were not found, and he could not produce a PDF, among other issues. So do not update to Catalina.
14 October 2019 - Paratext
We are pleased to announce that the Paratext 9 final release is now available on the Paratext download page. Paratext 9 will help translators work more efficiently through improved menus and window layouts, and by providing easier access to reference materials through Enhanced Resources. The Paratext 9 beta has been available since mid-June, and has been used in active translation projects and translator’s workshops, where it has been well-received.
Why switch to Paratext 9?Paratext 9... read more
11 October 2019 - Paratext
Menu systemThe menu system in Paratext has changed from having menus visible all the time (above the toolbar) to having menus that are accessible by clicking on a menu icon: . The series of menu items to open various items has been reduced to a single “Open” command on the main menu.
Enhanced ResourcesAn Enhanced Resource is a resource text in which many words and phrases are linked to source language research material. That research material assists users... read more
27 September 2019 - Webonary
ALT 2019I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology at the University of Pavia, Italy on 4-6 September 2019 and was able to introduce many people to the resources and products SIL International makes available for language work. Read Newsletter…
18 September 2019 - Adapt It
The Adapt It development team is pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.2.0 for Android, and Adapt It Mobile 1.2.3 for iOS, available today through the Google Play store and Apple Store.
Download links:iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adapt-it-mobile/id1031605993?ls=1&mt=8Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adaptit.adaptitmobile
What’s new in Adapt It Mobile 1.2
Split Window SupportAdapt It... read more
26 August 2019 - FLExTrans
FLExTrans -- A Linguist-Friendly Machine Translation System for Low-Resource LanguagesLow-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 doesn't rely on lots of text data and is easy to use for ordinary linguists. It is linguist-friendly because a central component is... read more
15 July 2019 - Paratext
Applying a Project Plan to an existing project is one of the biggest frustrations for teams that are starting to use the Project Plan to manage assignments and keep track of their progress. You may have a dozen books that are already consultant checked and some that have already been printed. Yet, when you or your administrator applies a new plan to your project, you find that you are unable to mark tasks as done for work that is already completed. The Stages Table provides a simple grid (... read more
10 June 2019 - Paratext
We are pleased to announce that Paratext 9 is now available as a beta version. Paratext 9 will help translators work more efficiently, creating better layouts, and providing easier access to reference materials through Enhanced Resources. It has already gone through a lot of testing and users have been very happy with it. You may encounter some minor problems that we aren’t aware of yet, so there will continue to be some minor changes over the next couple months as we work towards the official... read more
07 June 2019 - 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) Start XMLMind and close it again. (This creates the addon folder needed below.) Extract the zip file ApertiumForXMLmind.zip to the %AppData%\XMLmind\XMLEditor8\addon folder. You can get to... read more
14 May 2019 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.5.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+) and version 2.35.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: Improve loading speed for object elements via CSS. Allow a refAuthorInitials element to contain langData, etc., elements. Add replacecolonwith attribute to citationLayout element to allow something other than a colon between... read more
10 May 2019 - Adapt It
Adapt It version 6.9.4 release 9 May 2019
Feature changes and new features in the 6.9.4 releaseThis release provides updates for the new usability feature to Adapt It that was introduced in version 6.9.0 – the Choose Translation drop down list. This release corrects additional rough edges and non-ideal interface characteristics that were found in versions 6.9.1 through 6.9.3. Those issues were eliminated and other enhancements made available in the current update 6... read more
02 April 2019 - Paratext
Paratext Now Gives Users Control over NormalizationA recent update has added a new normalization setting. We are recommending that users review this setting and determine if a change should be made for their projects. The majority of projects migrated from Paratext 7 will have normalization set to “Off”. This might not be the best setting for your project. The rest of this article describes in very brief form what Unicode normalization is, and the... read more
28 March 2019 - Webonary
Publishing Interlinearized Texts Online Introducing Kratylos.org* Kratylos.org has provided a site for publishing interlinearized texts. “Kratylos is a facility to let researchers upload lexical and corpus datasets from FieldWorks, Praat, Elan and other software, and it lets researchers browse the results.”* The researchers are happy for Webonary account holders to upload interlinearized texts to Kratylos and provide the link on their Webonary sites. You will need both a Webonary account and a... read more
21 March 2019 - Webonary
(March 2019) Senegal’s Gusilay people now have a dictionary, two years after an SIL-led Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshop jump-started the project. Launched just a few days before the end of 2018, the dictionary for the 20,000-plus Gusilay people features 9,000 entries, and marks the first time the language’s words have been extensively collected, written down, analyzed and published. Read the full article at sil.org.
27 February 2019 - Adapt It