Announcing WeSay 1.2

Here’s what’s in WeSay 1.2, which Windows users can download here:

 

Improved FLEx Collaboration

We have made various changes to smooth the process of sharing data with FLEx. Internally, these have required a lot of work, but on the surface, you won’t see much of a change.

Completely new “Input Systems” tab

In the Configuration Tool, the old “Writing Systems” tab has been replaced with an “Input Systems” one which is both easier and more powerful. For example, adding a system to hold ipa or audio recordings is now done with a single click.

Indonesian “Art Of Reading”

When you click “Find Picture” to choose and image from “Art Of Reading”, you can now type in Indonesian search terms

Send/Receive Improvements

The Send/Receive system now offers more help when it detects common problems, like a mistyped password.

You can now set up Send/Receive with a LAN server/networked drive.

Usability Improvements

Previously, if WeSay could not figure out what project to open, it just told you “sorry”. Now, it tells you “Welcome to WeSay” and then runs the Configuration Tool, where you can find the project or create a new one.

Configuration Tool hand-off to WeSay

Previously, it was possible to leave the WeSay Configuration Tool running while you ran WeSay; this could lead to confusion and potentially lost changes. Now, when you click “Open in WeSay”, the Configuration Tool closes first.  Then, in order to make it easy to get back to the Configuration tool, a “Configure this project…” button appears at the bottom of the WeSay window.  Note: when you run WeSay any other way, this button is hidden, since you don’t normally want WeSay users messing with the configuration.  As before, you can still right-click on the WeSay Home page to get that same command.

Printing Improvement

A team in language with digraphs (“th”, “ng”) wanted words starting with these letters to be grouped together. Note, it is not enough to make them sort together; we need a way for you to explicitly identify these clusters of letters. Doing that should eventually be part of setting up an input system. But for now, you can identify them by listing the multigraphs, one-per-line, in a file named “multigraphs.txt” in the “export” directory of the WeSay project.

Bug Fixes

Fixed: homographs that were collected in the same session using the “Gather By Wordlist” task not saved, if you quit before going to another task.

Fixed: Spell checking not enabled for meaning field in gather by Semantic Domains

Fixed: In fields configuration control there were enabled settings that don’t make sense for the current datatype, or were not appropriate to change for built-in fields.

Fixed: When a language project had spaces in its name,  Notes didn’t work.

Fixed: Language projects could not be stored in a folder with unicode characters in the name.