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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.
@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.
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.
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 Chart B. If... 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 Dictionary, Dictionnaire Mbule and Dictionnaire Moore. This online resource gives minority language groups the ability to publish bilingual or multilingual dictionaries on the web with a minimum of technical help. SIL is aiming to publish 100 dictionaries on Webonary by 1 October 2016. Rapid Word Collection (RWC) workshops are a significant method of helping speakers... 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 mirrored page User Interface TD-4452 Adjusted the position of the label Enable text to localize TD-4565 Configuration Tool... read more
03 February 2016 - Webonary
(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 Annual Meeting of the LSA which was held 7-10 January in Washington, D.C. As part of its on-going involvement in cutting-edge linguistics, SIL has a long history of participation with the LSA. Verna Stutzman, coordinator of SIL’s Dictionary & Lexicography Services team, demonstrated another service,... read more
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 Epub exception throw Open Office Writer LT-16655 combine lexical... read more
03 December 2015 - Webonary
(November 2015) Dictionaries provide a long list of benefits: a resource for students who want to know the meaning of an unfamiliar word, a reference for writers, a guide to standard spelling and a reference for the community’s traditional knowledge of local plants and animals. A dictionary can bolster a community’s pride in its language and compiling the words and definitions provides a tangible goal for mother-tongue speakers to work toward together. SIL’s Dictionary and Lexicography Services... read more
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 behavior of the black drop-down button on reference... read more
31 October 2015 - Webonary
(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). SIL’s Verna Stutzman, Dictionary and Lexicography Services Coordinator, was among the seventy leaders from various fields invited to participate in the Oxford Global Languages Symposium. Following the symposium, Stutzman was invited to introduce the Rapid Word Collection method to an OUP team in a 90-minute online... read more
23 October 2015 - Webonary
Dictionary & Lexicography Services is making a big push to have 100 dictionaries published on Webonary.org by October 2016. In this digital age, our emphasis is to publish early and often. Sign up for a Webonary account today.