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
SIL will not produce or approve for publication any translated Scripture material that does not meet the standards stated in points one through four above.
Note: In addition to following the above Standards for Translation of Divine Familial Terms, recommendations five through ten of the Report on Divine Familial Terms have been incorporated into SIL's translation processes. The documents and translation procedures have been reviewed and approved by the World Evangelical Alliance Oversight Group.