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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

Fixed problem with keyboards with dashes in their name. Fixed problem with unreliable word... read more
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 to get the latest sprint release
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 have endnote TD-4135 Epub3 e-book output does not have hierarchy TD-4137 References number appears twice in... 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 Epub3 sub folders with files. TD-4064 Export Epub3 output TD-4065 Create Dialog screen with four options (Epub2,... read more
05 August 2014 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 2.26.0 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: Add ability to copy a table from a Word, Excel, or web page document and produce a draft XLingPaper table. See section 11.53 “Copy Word or Excel Table to XLingPaper” in the user documentation. Add how to convert interlinear to listInterlinear (or vice versa) to user documentation. See section 11.52 “Convert Interlinear to... read more
24 June 2014 - Pathway
This post overcomes a rather obscure issue remaining in the current version of LibreOffice (4.2.5). The issue was noticed with the Annapurna font (for the Devanagari script). When a reference is made to a head word with a homograph number, there appears to be a space between the headword and the homograph number. Take this example: Note the space before the homograph number in the variant form. If the same data is displayed using the browser the space is not there. There is no space in the... read more
20 June 2014 - Pathway
Summary: fix issues identified by test team, Dictionary for MIDs Reversal, Provide Student Manual and more help online. Common Code TD-3984 Question tag appears on the scripture header in Pdf Prince TD-3989 Use default locations if registry not accessible TD-3895 License information on copyright page Installer TD-3992 Update bootstrap logic to install XeLaTeX from Team City Open Office Writer TD-3481 Add guild words for minor entries TD-3898 Square boxes appears in PDF output after... read more
14 May 2014 - XLingPaper
XLingPaper version 2.25.0 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: Add a command to convert a paper to a chapter which can then be included in a book (such as a thesis or dissertation). Add ability to have an annotated bibliography. See section 4.5.18 “Annotated Bibliography” in the user documentation. Add option to exampleLayout to start example numbering over in each chapter. Rework... read more
19 September 2013 - XLingPaper
This new version of XLingPaper has a number of improvements and bug fixes. The main highlights are: Allow a tablenumbered element to contain an image file (which, presumably, will be of a table). Add ability to have a book contain a collection of papers (each paper as a chapter). See section 17 “Chapters in a Collection Volume” in the user documentation. Add hangingIndent element as a kind of paragraph. See section 16 “Hanging Indent Paragraph” in the user documentation. Add ability to... read more
11 May 2013 - XLingPaper
The main highlights are: Improved publisher style sheet capabilities to handle new things like those required by UNDSIL theses and other publishers, including an “author over date” references style. For reference items for which there is no known author, add a way to show the title in the author position. Provide a way to have the XLingPaper menu options be shorter so they fit on small computer screens. Remove requirement that the page layout parameters of a publisher style sheet all have the... read more
14 March 2013 - SayMore
I recently had a stimulating time at the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation at the University of Hawaii. There are so many warm, friendly, and energetic people working in this space. Here’s the presentation I gave:
22 February 2013 - XLingPaper
The main highlights are: Add ability to publisher style sheets to control the indent for any second and following interlinear line groups and to control the vertical space between any second and following interlinear line groups. Add ability to control the column widths used in any automatically generated table of abbreviations used. Let showLevel attribute of contents element have a value of 0 so that one can have a book whose table of contents shows chapters without any sections. Enable... read more
16 November 2012 - WeSay
WeSay is available for older versions of the Linux Ubuntu distribution, Lucid being the most recent. There are two releases available, wesay-stable and wesay. The wesay release is our development release that has our latest features, but may have more issues as we are actively working on it. wesay-stable will have less features, but may be more reliable. Before you use it, you need to know that there are some features in the Windows version that are not present in the Linux version! So be sure... read more
15 November 2012 - WeSay
Here’s what’s in WeSay 1.3, which Windows users can download here:

Display glosses in Gather by Semantic Domain Task

If you configure this task so that users can enter a gloss (in addition to the vernacular word), the gloss will now show up, in grey, under the word in the list. An advisor requested this as it helps him see what is being gathered.

Correct spelling in collection tasks

In most cases, selecting and editing a word in the collection tasks now causes its spelling to... read more
08 November 2012 - XLingPaper
Uppsala Universitet has recently published The Gilaki Language, a 445 page book. This is an English translation and expansion of the original work Giljanskij jazyk by V.S. Rastorgueva, A.A. Kerimova, A.K. Mamedzade, L.A. Pireiko, and D.I. Edel’man. Ron Lockwood used XLingPaper to do a complete edit and reformatting of it. He also interlinearized the texts. You may obtain a PDF of the book at (find and click on the “... read more
03 October 2012 - XLingPaper
The main highlights are: Add ability to produce an EBook in EPUB format (requires installing Calibre). See section 11.43 “Produce an EBook in EPUB Format” in the User Documentation. Add capability to “frame” a portion of content, including margins and background color. (Uses framedUnit and framedType elements.) See section 14 “Framed Units” in the User Documentation. To use this capability and produce the default PDF, you also need to either install a full version or get the XeLaTeX update.... read more
05 July 2012 - XLingPaper
The main highlights are: Add command to convert selected text to a langData element. See section 11.41 “Convert selected text to langData” in the User Documentation. Add command to convert selected text to a gloss element. See section 11.42 “Convert selected text to gloss” in the User Documentation. Add an ability to override the dissertation or thesis label for an individual dissertation or thesis element. See section 4.5.4 “dissertation” and section 4.5.9 ” thesis” in the User Documentation... read more
03 July 2012 - SayMore
We want to save you time if SayMore isn’t for you, so we’ll try to keep this page up to date with things folks have asked about that they can’t do with SayMore.

SayMore Does Not…

…run on Mac or Linux, except through a Virtual Machine running windows …have any kind of media editing …handle multiple custom tiers. Instead, SayMore borrows ELAN’s file format, so that you can do the basics in SayMore (transcription and translation) and then just double-click on the file to do further work... read more
09 June 2012 - WeSay
David Rowbory in Nigeria has contributed five screen-casts he made to help people he has taught to use WeSay. Thanks David! Do you have videos or other materials you could share with the rest of us?
24 April 2012 - WeSay
Here’s what’s in WeSay 1.2, which Windows users can download here:  

Improved FLEx Collaboration

We have made various changes to smooth the process of sharing data with FLEx. Internally, these have required a lot of work, but on the surface, you won’t see much of a change.

Completely new “Input Systems” tab

In the Configuration Tool, the old “Writing Systems” tab has been replaced with an “Input Systems” one which is both easier and more powerful. For example, adding a system... read more