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
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Translator’s Workplace Folio Edition is our legacy electronic resource library and research tool that Bible translators and translation consultants have relied on for the past 20 years. Delivered via download, Translator’s Workplace 5.1 (Folio) contains 1,000-plus individual resources in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and other languages (user interface is in English only). This edition is not designed to work well on modern computer operating systems such as Windows 10, though it can be made to work. We encourage new TW users to purchase the TW Logos Edition instead.