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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
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 https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ 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
31 January 2018 - Paratext
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 successfully... read more
30 January 2018 - Audacity

January 30th, 2018: Beta release for Audacity 2.2.2 available

As the release of Audacity 2.2.2 draws nearer, a Beta build is now available for testing for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. A summary of new features is here. Please note that Beta builds are not intended for production work, but experienced users are invited to help us test this pre-release version. Bug reports may be posted to the Audacity Forum. Please... 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 https://software.sil.org/xlingpaper/download/config-only/. Here are the... 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 files. Also the Live Rule Tester tool is updated to use the friendly format. Previously if you wanted to check the output of the ExtractSourceText module, you had to understand the Apertium data stream format which looked like this... read more
04 January 2018 - Paratext

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. Please... 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. Most machines already have .Net 4.6.1 installed. But, especially on Windows 8/8.1, this may need... read more
13 December 2017 - Paratext
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. If a project plan is in place, this blue icon will appear in the upper right-hand corner of the project window. Clicking the blue icon will open... read more
06 December 2017 - Audacity

December 6th, 2017: Audacity 2.2.1 Released

Audacity 2.2.1 replaces all previous versions.

New in Audacity 2.2.1:

Major new features – see updated manual for details: Waveform colorways let you optionally change the color of the waveforms displayed in your project (thanks to James Crook)

Changed in Audacity 2.2.1:

Updated message translations for nineteen languages Several bugs/annoyances in 2.2.0 are now fixed, most importantly: Chains once again apply properly Auto... read more
30 November 2017 - Audacity

Release Candidate 2 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. The announcement for the previous release candidate for 2.2.1 is here. The improvements in Audacity 2.2.1 Release Candidate 2 over the previous are mostly in translations.  Languages with completely updated versions, or very nearly so, now include ... read more
25 November 2017 - Audacity

Release Candidate 1 for Audacity 2.2.1 available

The Audacity user community is invited to test a new Release Candidate, now available for Windows, Mac and GNU/Linux. Please visit https://www.fosshub.com/Audacity-devel.html/ to download. Version 2.2.1 will be mostly a minor bug-fixing release (most importantly for Chains), but also including a few features.  More details can be found here. Please note that release candidates are not intended for production work, but experienced... read more