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17 September 2020 - Adapt It
We are pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.3.0 for Android and 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=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.adaptit.adaptitmobile What’s new in Adapt It Mobile 1.3.0 Import and Export Knowledge Base Files Adapt It Mobile now supports importing and exporting... read more
25 August 2020 - Paratext
We are pleased to announce that Paratext 9.1 is now available as a beta version. Many teams will be required to use project plans soon, so Paratext 9.1 has significantly improved the tools used to manage tasks and assignments for working with a project plan. 

Training Videos

We have produced a set of videos that will let you see these features in action – or show you how to use these new features if you are ready to try them: Paratext 9.1 Training Videos

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04 August 2020 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.7.5 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Note: for Mac users upgrading to this version, please see: Using a new version of XeLaTeX; and Some changes you may need to make in your documents. This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: Allow XLingPaper to work on Mac OS X 10.15+ (Catalina). Allow XLingPaper to use Charis SIL version 5.000 with graphite and font... read more
05 June 2020 - Paratext
Imagine a super translator  …able to leap tall buildings with a single bound. What qualities would this person have?  First of all, they would be fluent in both the Biblical source language and in the target language.  That way they would be able to understand the source text perfectly, and would also be able to find the best way to render it in the target language.  Then, they would probably have a perfect memory, so that they would be consistent in their expressions and terminology throughout... read more
28 May 2020 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.7.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) and version 2.37.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Note: for Mac users, please see this special information regarding Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina. This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: Allow usage of MathML. Allow citation elements to have a time stamp attribute (for referring to audio/visual media). If you... read more
26 May 2020 - Adapt It
Bruce Waters recently completed a set of Adapt It training videos that we’ve posted online. If you have internet access, you can watch these in your browser or mobile phone. You can also click on the Download link to download them to watch later: Adapt It Key Terms (Download link – 20 MB)Adapting (Download link – 31 MB)Doing Backtranslation (Download link – 56 MB)Creating an adaptation document (Download link – 20 MB) These can also be viewed as a list (along with an overview video of... read more
21 May 2020 - Adapt It

Adapt It version 6.10.1 update22 May 2020

Feature changes and new features in 6.10.1

Improved the display pile spacing when inserting a placeholder using one of the two Insert Placeholder tool bar buttons. Previously inserting a placeholder pile sometimes did not widen the pile sufficiently for a longer multi-word translation text under that source “…” placeholder. This could result in a temporary overwriting of part of the longer translation text by the following pile... read more
18 May 2020 - Paratext
Paratext 9 has been out for seven months now, and it is clear from the feedback we received that most people who have upgraded are enjoying it. The upgrade path is extremely smooth since there is no migration process, allowing teams to upgrade their users one at a time as they feel ready. Now, as we patiently wait for everyone to upgrade, Paratext 9 is getting all the improvements that users like you have requested, while Paratext 8 is only in maintenance mode.  Occasionally we discover users... read more
14 May 2020 - Webonary

Introducing Dictionary-Making and Lexicography Online Course on Google Sites

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04 May 2020 - Adapt It

Adapt It version 6.10.0 release 30 April 2020

Feature changes and new features in the 6.10.0 release

The Insert A Placeholder tool bar button has been replaced by two new buttons in the tool bar: Insert Placeholder To Left of Selection/Phrasebox, and Insert Placeholder to Right of Selection/PhraseBox. The insertion of placeholders has been made smarter so that the user is no longer asked to tell Adapt It whether a placeholder will associate with what comes before or... read more
04 May 2020 - Paratext
Now that many teams are using project plans, some are reporting having more merge conflicts than usual.  This article is the first in a series that will discuss what causes merge conflicts and how to reduce the number of conflicts a team is having. First, let’s look at what causes merge conflicts.

What Set of Circumstances can Lead to Merge Conflicts?

Understanding what causes merge conflicts is key to preventing them. The Paratext Help describes when merge conflicts occur: A Send/... read more
11 March 2020 - SILKin
If a SILK file becomes corrupted, or if the computer crashes, it has been possible to lose a lot (or all) of the data. SILKin 2.4 creates back-up copies of SILK files every time the User saves their file. It also makes interim back-ups during a work session at intervals selected by the User. If anything goes wrong while saving or opening a SILK file, SILKin automatically reverts to the most recent back-up copy.
11 March 2020 - SILKin
SILKin 2.2 has been “Internationalized.” All the text that appears on screen or in menus can be displayed in French or English. Users may select their preferred language from the Menu bar. If a third language option is desired, all that is needed is translation of (voluminous) text files into the new language.
28 February 2020 - Webonary

Online training materials for Dictionary-making and Lexicography

DLS has begun developing an online course to teach Dictionary-making and Lexicography principles. Fieldworks Language Explorer (FLEx) and Webonary.org are the featured applications for the training materials. Read Newsletter…
18 February 2020 - Paratext
In Paratext 9, you can have multiple text collections open at the same time.  Several users have contacted us to say that this is very useful, and they think we should tell people about this feature. For instance, a translator working in India might want to use one text collection for English translations and a second text collection for translations in Indian languages.  These two text collections can be used at the same time: Because text collections can be large, it is often helpful to put... read more
30 January 2020 - Paratext
I must really emphasize how important Paratext has become to our project for work on the OT. We are scattered over several continents now, and it is awesome to have the most recent text always before us and to be able use the live feature which we now heavily rely on!!! Most of our work is done now online. Thanks for your work towards this project.  —anonymous user
12 December 2019 - FLExTrans

Latest Version

FLExTools20WithFLExTrans.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!... read more
12 December 2019 - FLExTrans

Installation Instructions

Installation 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... 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