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16 November 2018 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.4.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+) and version 2.34.0 (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: Allow multiple layout sets for langData items in the publisher style sheet (e.g., for phonetic and phonemic data) Add ability to include DOI information in references. Allow counter element in th elements. Add ability to show... read more
19 October 2018 - Paratext
The Paratext website is an obvious place to list training events for people to learn Paratext or improve their skills.  To facilitate this, we have launched an events section on the website where Paratext training events will be listed, starting with a Paratext Training Course in Dallas, Texas, December 3-10.  Since there are so many organizations using Paratext, we can’t know about all of the training events going on around the world. So we are including a link on our events page for training... read more
10 October 2018 - Adapt It
The Adapt It development team is pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.0.0 for Android and iOS, available today through the Google Play Store and Apple Store: iOS Android Adapt It Mobile is a simple related language translation editor designed for mobile devices. Using a tablet or smartphone, you can use Adapt It Mobile to quickly translate text from one language to another related language. This app is a ground-up rewrite of the Adapt It desktop application, written... read more
03 October 2018 - Paratext
Do you find yourself stuck trying to type characters into Paratext that are infrequent but hard to find?  Have you ever gone to a Word document to find a character and paste it into your translation? Have you ever memorized the Alt + Number pad sequence for a special character and typed it in?  Then this article is for you.  Read on! When many accented or special characters are needed, you should use a custom keyboard from Keyman, or Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator (MSKLC). However, many... read more
29 September 2018 - Audacity

September 29th, 2018: Audacity 2.3.0 Released

Audacity 2.3.0 replaces all previous versions for Windows and macOS. (The current release for Linux is Audacity 2.2.2. Additional information on the Linux download page.) Many new features, and over 90 bugs fixed (since 2.2.2).   We are still compiling Audacity as 32-bit. Whilst MacOSX works with 32-bit, it would prefer a 64-bit version of Audacity.    We are working on a 64-bit version for Mac for 2.3.1.  On Windows you may find that ... read more
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) 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: 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 (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.
20 February 2018 - Audacity

February 20th, 2018: Audacity 2.2.2 Released

Audacity 2.2.2 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.2:

Major new features – see updated manual for details: Easier zooming in and out with mousewheel, new Zoom Toggle command, and context menu for vertical rulers (thanks to James Crook) Easy access to change keyboard bindings of menu commands by holding Shift key Detection of dropout errors while recording with overburdened CPU Half-wave display option

Changed in... read more

16 February 2018 - Audacity

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.2 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit to download. Version 2.2.2 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release, but also with a few features, including dropout detection and Zoom Toggle.  More details can be found here. Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but... read more
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 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