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
Balsa is an SD card-based software package for language workers where power for computer use is a major problem and there is little on-site IT support. Balsa provides software supporting translation, literacy and language documentation. It has a simple interface, and is readily upgraded by switching out the SD card.
Dictionary App Builder helps you to build customized dictionary apps for Android smartphones and tablets. You specify the lexicon data file to use, the app name, fonts, colors, the audio, illustrations and the icon.
Recording speakers of the world’s languages is fun and rewarding, but keeping all the resulting files and meta data organized? Converting files to archive formats? Transcription? Painful. That’s why we built SayMore – to make common Language Documentation tasks fun and to keep you productive.
ScriptSource is a dynamic, collaborative reference to the writing systems of the world, with detailed information on scripts, characters, languages - and the remaining needs for supporting them in the computing realm.
WeSay helps non-linguists build a dictionary in their own language. It has various ways to help native speakers to think of words in their language and enter some basic data about them (no backslash codes, just forms to fill in).