31 January 2017 - Paratext 8

Registering for Paratext 8 was simple enough, you simply went to and authenticated with your email address, selecting your organization, and filling out four other blanks–only one of which is mandatory. Simple enough, that is, if you had a connection to the Internet and a G Suite (Google-based) email address. If you didn’t, you were out of luck–although we knew this limitation was only... read more

27 January 2017 - XLingPaper

First, XLingPaper has a new website at Feel free to check it out. We will keep the old website up for at least another couple of months.

Second, some have noticed that XMLmind has a new version (7+) that allows for a Personal Edition License again. It turns out that this new version also handles the newer high density computer screens well while the version we have... read more

13 January 2017 - XLingPaper

Beginning with version 7 of the XMLmind XML Editor (aka XXE), XMLmind is offering their Personal Use License again (they ceased doing so after version 5.3). While this is good news, there are some definite changes and incompatibilities between version 5.3 and the current version (7.3).

Here are the main advantages that XXE 7.3 has over XXE 5.3:

  1. XXE 7.3 works well with screens using HDPI technology. The older XXE 5.3, on the other hand, will appear very tiny on these... read more
14 October 2016 - Webonary

(October 2016) Congratulations to the compilers of six dictionaries newly-published this year on from July through September.

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01 September 2016 - Paratext 8

Paratext 7 came with 121 resource texts in forty different languages. What is in store for users of Paratext 8?

A resource text is a text that is not editable and is available for other translators to use as a model text or to gain insight into possible ways to render a difficult passage. When an ideas or object in the original language doesn’t have a direct equivalent in the receptor language, the translator looks for creative ways to describe it in the receptor culture. Take the... read more

@RH_IQ_Keyboard no, Keyman is not designed to use an alternate dll. Even Keyman's European layout support would not do what you are asking.
@RH_IQ_Keyboard You wouldn't be able to combine the two: Keyman uses kbdus.dll for the base system layout.
@RH_IQ_Keyboard At this time, no you cannot remap the Windows key and the Kana, Roya and Loya keys are not explicitly supported.

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27 June 2016 - XLingPaper

For those of you who might want to submit a manuscript to the Global Publishing Services department of SIL International, we are pleased to announce that they are now accepting manuscripts in both XLingPaper and Word formats.

06 June 2016 - XLingPaper

XLingPaper version 2.29.0 is 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 publisher style sheet to control whether or not sections within appendices should be included in contents.
  • Allow content control for appendixRef, exampleRef, figureRef, genericRef, sectionRef, and tablenumberedRef elements.
  • Add height and width attributes to the img element... read more
29 April 2016 - Paratext 8

Paratext 8 brings a powerful new project management feature with a lot of potential. I’m afraid, though, that without taking the necessary time to set the system up properly, many teams won’t ever benefit from it. That would be a shame. So here’s an overview of how it works so that you can better understand and start preparing for the new Project Plan tool in Paratext 8.

Every Bible translation project, no matter how it is organized, has a set of tasks that need to be completed in a... read more

22 April 2016 - Pathway

Pathway 1.14.2 is a hotfix to Pathway 1.14.1. It includes some additional files necessary to build Sword modules that were inadvertently left out of the 1.14.1 stable release.

18 April 2016 - SILKin

In response to User feedback, nearly all restrictions have been removed from the characters allowed in kin terms and in names. All characters in all UTF character sets are now legal, including hyphens, embedded blanks, numbers, and special characters.

Only double-quotes and commas are prohibited in the body of a kin term; numbers and asterisks may not be the first character of a kin term.

18 April 2016 - SILKin

As requested by field workers, SILKin now can handle adoption, clans, and other non-genealogical relationships. To make this as versatile as possible, we have added User Defined Properties (UDPs) that can represent an adoptive relationship, clan membership, or anything else the User can define. This feature will be used primarily for adoptions and clans, but could be used to record locations, skills, shared gardens or resources, dining arrangements, wealth, etc. Adoption-type... read more

18 April 2016 - SILKin

Users may now create as many charts as they want for a single Context. There is still only one database of people and families, but the population can be spread over any number of charts. This keeps chart size more manageable and allows the User to group people any way they like.

When a person on one chart marries someone on another chart, the User may create a link to that person. For example: Assume that the Smith family appears on Chart A and the Jones family appears on... read more

18 April 2016 - SILKin

A snap-to-grid option has been added to chart drawing. It is activated by default. When the User creates a new person or family on a Family Tree chart, their symbol “snaps” to the nearest empty square on an invisible grid. This keeps charts neater and well-spaced.

The size of the grid can be adjusted in “Edit Prefs.”

31 March 2016 - Webonary

(March 2016) As of 1 March, fifty-six dictionaries are now available on SIL’s Webonary. Newly published are Burkina Faso Kusaal DictionaryDictionnaire Mbule and... read more

18 March 2016 - Pathway
  • Epub3
    • TD-4561 change Xhtml schema to Epub schema in SE Build
    • TD-4573 Remember font size and style on navigation
  • Open Office Writer
    • TD-4571 Blank space appears before the picture area
    • TD-4579 Setting Picture as Frame or paragraph
    • TD-4581 Half section number appears on TOC
    • TD-4584 No centered page number with center header title
    • TD-4586 No page number on outside margin with... read more
03 February 2016 - Webonary

lsa_thunbnail(January 2016) SIL’s focus this year at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) conference was on the services SIL provides to the linguistics community. Several SIL linguists attended the 90th ... read more