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23 September 2022 - Adapt It
The Adapt It development team is pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.7.0 for Android and iOS, available today through the Google Play store and Apple App Store. – iOS App Store – Android / Google Play Store – Android / APK for sideloading

What’s new in Adapt It Mobile 1.7.0

Restore or Merge Knowledge Base from file

You can now restore the translation memory (Knowledge Base) from either an Adapt It desktop .xml Knowledge Base File or from a... read more
01 September 2022 - Adapt It
We are pleased to announce the release of Adapt It Mobile 1.6.0 for Android and iOS, available today through the Google Play store and Apple Store. Download links: Apple App StoreGoogle Play StoreDirect Download (Android / .apk for side-loading)

What’s New in 1.6.0

Merge full USFM chapters and Scripture portions

Adapt It Mobile now supports multiple USFM imports of the same Scripture source text book. This is to support import of source text from Key It, the text... read more
15 August 2022 - Paratext
Most translation teams use project notes and are familiar with the small red flags that show there is a note in the text: But did you know that Paratext allows you to create custom note tags that you can use to communicate more effectively?

Why Use Custom Note Tags?

There are two common approaches to custom tags: Marking questions/tasks by who they are for. Marking questions/tasks by the issue or problem that they describe. Examples of marking questions/tasks by who they are... read more
15 July 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

New Paratext Plugins Available

Paratext 9.2 gave the ability for other organizations to release plugins for Paratext! This opens us a whole realm of opportunity for the Bible translation community. Biblica is the first organization to take advantage of this ability and has recently released 3 new plugins: The Paratext Plugin Manager allows users to find... read more
05 July 2022 - Bloom
If you run Bloom on the beta channel, you are a crucial part of the Bloom team. Your help ensures that folks who don’t have easy access to technical support get a solid product when the beta becomes the release version. Thank you!

Reminder for SILers

Most SIL projects can freely use the SIL internal Enterprise License. Questions? Please shoot us an email at enterprise (ampersand) bloomlibrary.org. Here’s what’s new in Bloom 5.3 beta... read more
05 July 2022 - Bloom
Thank you everyone who helped us test Bloom 5.2 while it was in Beta. It is now the Release. Here’s what’s new in 5.2:

Decodable Reader

When the Decodable Reader tool generates a report, it now includes a list of all the usable words for each level. Feature Request

BloomLibrary.org Upload

When you upload a book, Bloom checks to see if there is already a book with the same internal ID on the library. If it finds one, it now gives you two choices. You can replace the existing... read more
20 June 2022 - Paratext
It is our great privilege to announce to you the availability of the Beta version of Paratext 9.3! On behalf of the entire development team, we hope that this software is a blessing to you in your work. You can download Paratext 9.3 Beta from the downloads page today!

What’s New in Paratext 9.3 Beta Video

What’s New in Paratext 9.3 Beta?

Paratext Live users can now choose either to use the old server from 9.0 and 9.1 or use the new Paratext Live server that... read more
02 June 2022 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 3.11.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 7.2+ or 8.2+) and version 2.41.0 (for the XMLmind XML Editor version 5.3) are now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Note: for Mac users upgrading to this version from versions before 3.7.5, please see: Using a new version of XeLaTeX; and Some changes you may need to make in your documents. This is a maintenance version that contains some improvements to the documentation and bug fixes. If you have not previously installed... read more
22 May 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

Paratext for Beginners Workshop – Register Now!

Registration is now open for the Paratext for Beginners workshop. It will be held in just a few weeks, from June 6 – 10 (Eastern Hemisphere) / June 5 – 9 (Western Hemisphere). More info, along with specific time zones, can be found on the Paratext for Beginners workshop page. Register Now

Video Series... read more

20 April 2022 - Paratext
A checking task that is performed by teams and translation consultants alike is verifying that a verse has no additions or omissions compared to the source text. A simple change can be made to your Paratext layout that will make it easier to evaluate that the verse is complete. Please note that there are many instances where it may be appropriate to include implicit information to make the text clear and natural. The focus of this article is to help discover omissions or additions to the text... read more
04 April 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

New Video Series: Spell Checking

Do you just use the red squiggly lines (like in Microsoft Word) to correct spelling in your translation? There’s a better way, and it can help you make a LOT of progress in a much shorter amount of time! In this new video series, we take you through a step-by-step method that should help you with your spell checking... read more
24 February 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext

Use Paratext in New Languages!

Did you know that you can use Paratext in 16 different languages, and Paratext Lite in 23 different languages?! That’s amazing! These languages have been recently added to Paratext: Amharic and Romanian. These languages have been recently added to Paratext Lite: Amharic, Arabic, Dutch,... read more
23 February 2022 - Bloom
If you run Bloom on the_beta_ channel, you are a crucial part of the Bloom team. Your help ensures that folks who don’t have easy access to technical support get a solid product when the beta becomes the release version. Thank you!

Reminder for SILers

Most SIL projects can freely use the SIL internal Enterprise License. Questions? Please shoot us an email at enterprise (preposition) bloomlibrary.org. Here’s what’s new in Bloom 5.2 beta:

... read more

17 February 2022 - Bloom
Thank you everyone who helped us test Bloom 5.1 while it was in Beta. It is now the Release. Here’s what’s new in 5.1:

Collection Tab

You can now rename a book. Previously, Bloom always used the name of a book’s title. The new name appears under the thumbnail of the book and also the name of the folder on disk (see animation). Feature Request

Edit Tab

You can create hyperlinks that point to other pages in the same book. This can be used for creating your own... read more
09 February 2022 - Paratext
The user interface in Paratext 9 has many improvements from earlier versions. While this has brought many benefits, long time users have to learn a few new habits to get the most of these benefits. During the various Paratext training events a common question is: “How can I keep Paratext from moving my windows all around every time I do a search?” Yes, it can be annoying to have Paratext scramble your windows around every time you do a search or other operation (like... read more
19 January 2022 - Paratext
The Paratext Newsletter: Sharing helpful info, updates, and announcements about Paratext Automatic Update to Paratext 9.2 | How to Open the Interlinearizer in 9.2 | Paratext Hour Webinars

Automatic Update to Paratext 9.2 – Starting January 28

Paratext 9.2 is available now, with updates and improvements to many different features. Study Bible Authoring Interlinearizer (see info below) Wordlist Paratext Live* And more… Auto-... read more
12 January 2022 - FLExTrans

Latest Version of FLExTrans

Please go to this link now for downloading the latest version of FLExTrans

Previous versions of FLExTrans as zip files.

(FLExTrans 3.2.1 with Sense Linker 3.0 & Live Rule Tester 3.2.5) FLExTools20WithFLExTrans 3.2.1 - November 4, 2021 Bug fixes (FLExTrans 3.2 with Sense Linker 3.0 & Live Rule Tester 3.2.5) FLExTools20WithFLExTrans 3.2 - May 14, 2021 Support for doing syntax parsing and tree manipulation. You can now integrate with... read more
12 January 2022 - FLExTrans

Installation Instructions

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07 January 2022 - Bloom

Keyman 15.0 beta

We are pleased to announce the release of Keyman 15 Beta. The most significant changes in version 15 are:

Android, iOS and Web

Caps Lock Layer + double-tap gesture (#5988, #5989) Start of Sentence detection (#5963)

Developer

Core-based debugger (#5425, #5448, #5513) Keyman Developer Server (#6033,#6034,#6035,#6036) Improved native-mode debugger (#5696, #5640, #5647) Web test no longer needs Developer tools for touch testing (#5723) U_xxxx_yyyy... read more
14 December 2021 - Paratext
Paratext 8 was released in April of 2017, almost 5 years ago.  It was a radical change.  Every project needed to be migrated in a joint effort of all the team members. It took a long time for people to complete the migration to Paratext 8, and no doubt these same people are wary of future upgrades.  The major change between 7 and 8 was hard not only on field teams, but also on those of us providing support.  That is why we’ve done everything possible to avoid this scenario again, going forward... read more