Communities developing resources and competencies for using their languages
Foundational understanding for language development work of all kinds
Publications, fonts and computer tools for language development, translation and research
SIL offers training in disciplines relevant to sustainable language development.
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SIL's dedication to language development past and present
The website Webonary.org was developed for the purpose of hosting a large collection of bilingual dictionaries from all around the world. Dictionaries can be published on Webonary.org at a very early stage in their development, with the state of the product indicated on a scale from “Rough Draft” to “Formally Published.” FLEx provides a one-button “Upload to Webonary” option to facilitate the electronic publication process. It may be that the initial online publication takes place before steps 2, 3, and 4 are completed. A Webonary account may be requested by filling out this form.