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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
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... 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.
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.”
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... 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-... 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