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Email My Work

It’s really satisfying to arrive at a stage where we can put some of the icing on the WeSay cake. Our next build will include a feature we’ve talked about from day one. This lets a user send his project data to his adviser without any training in: Finding the WeSay Files on Disk Using […]

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WeSay Action Addins

Starting with this next release, you or a friendly programmer can create an small .Net dll, add it to the WeSay program directory, and then immediately use it within WeSay and the WeSay Configuration Tool. These addins tell WeSay what icon to use, their name, and short description.  Here’s a screenshot showing the two addins […]

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Oh, the pain…

…of having to listen to your own recorded voice for hours on end. That’s what I’m going through for you, folks, as I put together a series of instructional videos for this Preview version of WeSay. Here’s what I’ve put up thus far. WeSay Configuration pt1 A quick look at making a new project. WeSay […]

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WeSay Roadmap

We’re just shy of our first “alpha” (which we’re going to call a “preview”). This means we have to catch up on doing some of those non-coding things like documentation, release notes, etc. Here’s a pretty extensive, though not yet complete list of what we’ve done and have left to do for version 1. WeSay […]

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Our first OLPC

Though it was stranded by our university closing down for Thai New Year, Alan delivered our OLPC test machine yesterday. It may look like a toy, but it feels very substantial. Heavy, even. I think Kinesis keyboards like mine shown here should be standard issue with the OLPCs.

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Collect words by semantic domains

It’s been awhile since we’ve posted but that does not mean we haven’t been active. I’ve added a new task to collect words by semantic domains. There is substantial evidence that we organize words in our minds in a network of relationships. Words tend to cluster in groups that we call semantic domains. People can […]

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Multi-lingual Option Lists

Any dictionary program needs to help the user be consistent when entering field that have a closed set of values, e.g. parts of speech. FLEx calls these Possibility Lists, Toolbox has Range Sets. WeSay offers is something somewhat different, and yet another name (sorry). Option Lists are multilingual, and they “fall back” to other languages […]

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Using Python To Read a FieldWorks Lexicon

Well, it’s Christmas break for me, which  usually means my head gets hungry to learn something new.  Alas, that hasn’t happened yet, but I did try something new.  I got into Python for .Net and used it to write a trivial FieldWorks Language Explorer (FLEx) to Standard Format export sample.   The Vision There is a tendency to view FieldWorks as a […]

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Networked WeSay?

I got some more great questions this morning: “Couldn’t we just put a WeSay front-end onto FLEx (FieldWorks Language Explorer)? It uses the same underlying stuff, doesn’t it?” Nothing is currently shared. WeSay is designed for really cheap, tough, low-wattage computers. “Okay, it’s set up for one person to type into, but what if we […]

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WeSay for the mac?

We’ve received the second request for a mac version: How hard would it be to compile on the Mac? Seems like it couldn’t be that hard, could it, since your aim is cross-platform? At the worst, it could run in X Windows, where GTK+ supposedly works. GTK+ is not native on the Mac yet, but there […]

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