15 December 2015 - Pathway

The 1.13.4 release includes a new style sheet that helps the languages of Mexico achieve their dictionary publishing goals. It also includes an export to Sword format which is can be used both for distribution to the various Sword clients. Sword clients exist for the major desktop, tablet and mobile platforms. Here is a detailed list of the changes made:

  • Epub3
    • TD-4403 Crash exporting to EPUB from Flex and Paratext
    • TD-4491 Flex to... read more
03 December 2015 - Webonary
10 November 2015 - XLingPaper

XLingPaper version 2.28.0 is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

(Mac users: please do not upgrade to El Capitan yet. We are working on a solution for why it does not work correctly with XLingPaper.)

This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes.

The main highlights are:

  • Allow an author element to have a contentType attribute (so can easily leave it out when submitting a work anonymously).
  • In the UI, change... read more
31 October 2015 - Webonary

verna_stutzman_at_oxford_symposium2(October 2015) A select group of experts recently gathered in Oxford, UK, to explore language and technology topics at an event organized by Oxford University Press (OUP).... read more

23 October 2015 - Webonary
25 July 2015 - XLingPaper

Recently, there have been two cases reported where a font was not displaying correctly in the XMLmind XML Editor and in the default PDF output. In both cases it was on Windows 7 and in both cases the user had installed a new version of the font in question. It turned out that there were duplicate instances of that font installed. (Why Windows 7 allowed duplicates, I have no idea.)

The solution was to get a tool like TypoGraf to see what fonts are truly installed, find the... read more

08 July 2015 - XLingPaper

XLingPaper version 2.27.0 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 abbrRef elements wherever “embedded” elements can go, not just in the limited places allowed before.
  • Allow more than one email address for a given author.

You can obtain an installation program for Windows, Mac or Linux at... read more

09 April 2015 - XLingPaper

An XLingPaper user has written an interesting blog post on how he has used XLingPaper’s content control mechanism to make it easier to write a single document and use it for a paper, a handout, and slides (and also for notes for the talk).


20 March 2015 - Webonary

(March 2015) Two communities in Ethiopia recently began the process of dictionary development. Mother-tongue speakers of Gwama and Koorete partnered with SIL’s Dictionary & Lexicography Services team and SIL Ethiopia to organize Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshops. Read the... read more

02 February 2015 - WeSay

WeSay 1.5 is now considered the official “release version”. The Windows version can be downloaded here:

and there are installation instructions for Linux on the downloads page.

Most of the known bugs have been fixed. However, do check out our “Known Issues” below.

New since the Release Candidate version

  • Fixed a minor display problem for task tabs in... read more
14 January 2015 - Webonary


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18 December 2014 - WeSay

A release candidate of WeSay 1.5 is now available. The Windows version can be downloaded here:

and there are installation instructions for Linux on the downloads page.

Most of the known bugs have been fixed, and this version is very close to being called stable. However, do check out our “Known Issues” below.

New since the Beta version

13 November 2014 - Webonary

(November 2014) Members of Nepal’s Madhya-Purbiya Tharu community recently participated in a Rapid Word Collection workshop—the first step in developing a dictionary for their language. Co-sponsored by the Mother Tongue Centre Nepal (MTCN) and SIL Nepal, the workshop was held in Kathmandu 9-17 September. Read the... read more
03 November 2014 - Pathway

This is a new version of OdtXslt that adds another transform to put the back link on a book name before the chapter number and at the top of each book it adds a link back to the table of contents. The text of the link back to the table of contents can be changed by changing the defined parameter in the .bat file.

When there are long books, the epub export breaks them into multiple files inside the epub. In order to get the book names right for the... read more

01 November 2014 - Pathway

If a book was long, the ApplyAddVerseLinks transform only created the correct link for the first part of the book. With this update, this has been fixed and the link from all chapters back to the beginning of the book should work. You can download this latest version here.

21 October 2014 - WeSay

After a significant pause, a development team has been working on WeSay for Linux for the last several months.  The focus has been on getting it to run on the Precise and Trusty versions of Ubuntu Linux, and to have all the features of the Windows version.  At the same time, the Windows version was updated in the areas of keyboards and Send/Receive.

We have now released a beta version of WeSay 1.5.  The Windows version can be downloaded here:

and there are... read more

20 October 2014 - WeSay

WeSay 1.4 has now been declared stable.

Here’s what’s new in WeSay 1.4, which Windows users can download here:

Gather by SIL CAWL in Indonesian

The gather words task for the SIL CAWL list now allows prompts in Indonesian as well as Portuguese, Swahili, and Hausa.

Smaller .NET

WeSay now uses .NET 4.0 Client Profile.  Previous versions used .NET 3.5 Full Profile.

Bug Fixes

15 September 2014 - Pathway

Summary: small adjustments to latest outputs

  • Epub3
    • TD-4176 Validation Error in D33
  • Open Office Writer
    • TD-4179 PDF missing reversal Table of Contents in bookmarks pane
    • TD-4181 Table of contents missing from epub3
    • TD-4182 Missing space after glossary term

You can use the Download link at... read more

09 September 2014 - Pathway

Summary: Add glossary linking to E-pub and theWord/MySword. Fix End note and References logic. Bug fixes and user interface adjustments.

  • Common Code
    • TD-4123 Apply license error with Prince.
    • TD-4162 Picture doesn’t properly appear in the Prince output.
  • Epub3
    • TD-4129 E-pub glossary pop ups
    • TD-4131 Close button in E-pub type window should open E-Book
    • TD-4134 epub3 output does not... read more
08 August 2014 - Pathway

Summary: Epub3 output, Implement MySword conversion on Linux

Detail Issues

  • Epub3
    • TD-4054 Create XSLT to transform Dictionore to (x)html5
    • TD-4057 Modify the package declaration for epub3
    • TD-4058 Produce epub3 complaint package
    • TD-4059 For dictionary, only letter heads in spine
    • TD-4060 Scripture TOC and Landmarks
    • TD-4061 create epub3 destination
    • TD-4063 Add Epub2 and... read more