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Literacy Starter provides the tools necessary to process and correctly divide words from any language into syllables.
A tool for creating localized Maps.
The African Keyboard app is an Android keyboard implementing special characters of African languages that use Latin-based alphabets. Its goal is to give users means of writing their native languages and as such to promote the preservation and growth of those languages and their cultures.
The keyboard offers familiar QWERTY and AZERTY layouts and thus is usable for casual writing of English, French and so on. On top of this it offers sets of special characters used in various African languages. Those characters are grouped under keys according to graphical or phonetic resemblance...
Consistent Changes (CC) is useful for finding all occurrences of specified characters, words, or phrases in a text file or series of text files, and then changing them in a consistent way. The change may be done in every occurrence found or only when certain conditions are met.
Allows users to easily modify certain SIL fonts so that variant glyphs or smart-font behaviours (together called font features) become active, creating tuned fonts with feature settings based on the needs of specific users.
A database of language word list data with audio samples
for analysis and historical and comparative linguistic reconstruction.
Flashgrid is a plugin for Fieldworks which extracts lexemes and creates flashcards for use with ANKI. It was developed by the late Jonathan Coombs. This is very helpful for language learning.
Xender is a cross-platform file sharing app that allows you to share files across various platforms and devices.
It has proved to be very useful to share apps created by the SIL App Builders (SAB, DAB, RAB) or Bloom without the need for a USB cable, computer, additonal software or an internet connection.
Build literacy game apps for Android devices. Apps do not require an Internet connection for play.
Most language development teams prepare the build files and forward them to the author for app creation. Collaboration occurs in a Google Drive. Language teams fill out a Google Sheets template with eight tabs (one for each data file required by the app). Language teams also upload one .mp3 audio file and one .jpg or .png image file for each word in their word list. The author uploads trial apps to the shared folder.
It is also an option to use the source code (available at ...