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14 March 2017 - Webonary
(March 2017) In the town of Thionck-Essyl in the south of Senegal, speakers of the *Gusilay language are celebrating the success of the recent Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshop, an updated approach to jump-starting the making of a dictionary. The workshop was publicized on the local radio station, including interviews of participants who voiced the importance of their collective work. The broadcast resulted in a room full of Gusilay speakers at the closing ceremony, ready to join the... read more
10 March 2017 - FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer)
Bugs fixed since 8.3.4 Beta4 LT-18073 Fix crash leaving Lexicon Edit before Dictionary Preview pane refreshes. LT-18068 Fix crash in ‘Upload to Webonary’ process when two entries reference the same audio file. LT-18018 Fix ordering of Subentries by types from Options List. LT-17990 Fix column filters so they work for large integers. LT-18086 Fix some of the checkboxes that weren’t visible on Linux. LT-18091 Migrate style settings from 8.2 and older that weren’t getting... read more
15 February 2017 - Adapt It
Note: this article was first posted in December 2016
Adapt It version 6.8.1 release 09 December 2016
Known Issue in Linux Xenial version 6.8.1 and a good work-aroundNote to Linux users: There is a problem in the File > Print and Preview functions in the Linux Xenial and Yakkety versions that can cause the program to quit unexpectedly. The problem does not affect Windows versions. It also does not affect the Linux Precise, Trusty, Vivid, or Wily versions of... read more
02 February 2017 - Paratext 8
Paratext 8 has a lot of new features to accompany this major new version release. Here is a comprehensive list of what you can expect if upgrading from Paratext 7.5. This list is also available in Paratext via the Help menu (recommended). The help page is more formatted and includes links to other help pages.
RegistrationUser registration: You must register or be registered by a project administrator in order to use Paratext 8. Project... read more
31 January 2017 - Paratext 8
Registering for Paratext 8 was simple enough, you simply went to registry.paratext.org 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 temporary. Well, now the capability has been added to the registry site for two... read more
27 January 2017 - XLingPaper
First, XLingPaper has a new website at http://software.sil.org/xlingpaper. 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 been using (5.3) does not do so. We have created a... 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: 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 newer screens and may even... read more
14 October 2016 - Webonary
(October 2016) Congratulations to the compilers of six dictionaries newly-published this year on Webonary.org from July through September. Read the full article at sil.org.
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 word “throne... 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 to control size of graphic in the XMLmind XML... 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.
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.
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
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 Chart B. If... read more
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.”