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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Learning to read takes books. Learning to read well, and developing a love of reading, takes lots of books. Books at all different skill levels. But how are low-literacy language communities ever to get all those books in their language? They can do it with Bloom.
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.
HearThis - Bible recording made easy.
HearThis provides a do-it-yourself alternative for communities wanting to get translated scripture text into their own language.
Don't keep your lexicon to yourself! Share it with others! You've spent years working on your dictionary, but how easy is it for others to make the most of it? Lexique Pro is all about making your data usable, accessible and easy to share with others.
OpenOffice Linguistic Tools is an add-on for OpenOffice and LibreOffice which provides a menu of tools for linguistic write-ups and other documents written in lesser-known languages.
Pathway processes language data from FieldWorks and Paratext into attractive and suitable formats for draft printing or publish
PdfDroplet is a simple little tool which makes it delightfully easy to make booklets! Create your document as normal, without worrying about booklet layout issues.
Scripture App Builder helps you to build customized Scripture apps for Android smartphones and tablets. You specify the Scripture files to use, the app name, the fonts, the colors, the audio and the icon. Scripture App Builder will package everything together and build the app for you.
XeTeX is a typesetting system based on a merger of Donald Knuth's TeX system with Unicode and modern font technologies.
XLingPaper helps authors overcome typical obstacles faced when authoring linguistic papers or books by providing: