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Collecting audio with WeSay

For a long time, I’ve had the crazy idea that audio should be just another kind of “writing system”.  I’m happy to say that now, crazy or not, you can set up a project to like this: Notice the circles there?  They’re trying to be unobtrusive.   When you move the mouse near, they light up: […]

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Single Click Printing

In my last post, I mentioned that three levels of printing WeSay dictionaries are taking shape: Useful for everyday WeSay users, with no training. Good enough for final publication of many projects, with a little training or computer savvy. Powerful enough for any project, perhaps needing a specialist. In that post, we covered #2, at […]

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Open In Lexique Pro

WeSay really wants to focus on gathering data.  It really doesn’t want to become a full-powered dictionary layout system.   Ideally, there would be an invisible, friction-free means of getting a simple dictionary printout at the click of a button, and customized one with a couple clicks.  And perhaps a 3rd, ultra flexible, standards based, high-end […]

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Which WeSay?

Our approach to software development requires that we “ship early, ship often”.  We listen carefully to you, and try to quickly respond to your requests (though at this point, we’re way behind on many requests for new capabilities). The down-side of this approach was that the newest version is not always the safest.  We don’t […]

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New Dashboard

It’s been a wild year for our team, and if all you do is follow this blog, you’d think we disappeared.  Eric has moved to Microsoft (lucky them!), I’ve moved from Thailand to the USA and then Papua New Guinea, and two new guys have joined our team in Thailand.  Amidst all that, I’ve fallen […]

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WeSay on the Eee 900

The Eee is, so far, the best selling of the new wave of “4P” computers; laptops which are characterized by low Price, adequate Performance, portability, and low electrical Power requirements.  Now, this is no OLPC; it costs around $500 and isn’t as rugged. It does not aim at the same ultra-low power usage. But it […]

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Simple and Advanced Sorting

One of the last big features for version 1 of WeSay has been in a for while.  Someone (I won’t mention any names) did a great job on it but didn’t blog about it.  So I’ll see if I can do it justice. In this screen shot we see the three ways you can now […]

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Configuration Tool Remodel

One of the benefits of being stuck at home recovering from Dengue Fever is I feel like it’s ok to splurge a bit on stuff that I want to do, rather than have to do. For example, while we have always put a lot of effort into keeping WeSay clean and easy, its companion WeSay […]

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Pictures in dictionary entries

I’ve been working on simple support for pictures in WeSay: When you choose a picture, it is copied to the “pictures” sub-folder of the WeSay folder.  So everything stays together. Some more things to do someday: 1) reduce the picture size, if we can determine that this is a good thing to do. This would […]

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Updated Roadmap

We’ve updated the WeSay Roadmap, here.  Primarily, we’re aiming to finish up Relations (which support sub-entries), Sorting, and Internationalization.  We hope the sorting is simple for the 80% of folks who need nothing more than what you can do in Toolbox, but extensible for those languages which have more complex needs.  Here’s a preview of the […]

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