WeSay 1.5 release version

WeSay 1.5 is now considered the official “release version”. The Windows version can be downloaded here: and there are installation instructions for Linux on the downloads page. Most of the known bugs have been fixed. However, do check out our “Known Issues” below. New since the Release Candidate version Fixed a minor display problem for […]

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Announcing WeSay 1.5 Release Candidate

A release candidate of WeSay 1.5 is now available. The Windows version can be downloaded here: and there are installation instructions for Linux on the downloads page. Most of the known bugs have been fixed, and this version is very close to being called stable. However, do check out our “Known Issues” below. New since […]

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WeSay 1.5 Beta for Linux and Windows

After a significant pause, a development team has been working on WeSay for Linux for the last several months.  The focus has been on getting it to run on the Precise and Trusty versions of Ubuntu Linux, and to have all the features of the Windows version.  At the same time, the Windows version was […]

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Announcing WeSay 1.4

WeSay 1.4 has now been declared stable. Here’s what’s new in WeSay 1.4, which Windows users can download here: Gather by SIL CAWL in Indonesian The gather words task for the SIL CAWL list now allows prompts in Indonesian as well as Portuguese, Swahili, and Hausa. Smaller .NET WeSay now uses .NET 4.0 Client Profile.  […]

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WeSay on Linux

WeSay is available for older versions of the Linux Ubuntu distribution, Lucid being the most recent. There are two releases available, wesay-stable and wesay. The wesay release is our development release that has our latest features, but may have more issues as we are actively working on it. wesay-stable will have less features, but may […]

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Announcing WeSay 1.3

Here’s what’s in WeSay 1.3, which Windows users can download here: Display glosses in Gather by Semantic Domain Task If you configure this task so that users can enter a gloss (in addition to the vernacular word), the gloss will now show up, in grey, under the word in the list. An advisor requested this […]

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New WeSay Screencasts

David Rowbory in Nigeria has contributed five screen-casts he made to help people he has taught to use WeSay. Thanks David! Do you have videos or other materials you could share with the rest of us?

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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 […]

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Using the Internet to collaborate on a dictionary

WeSay is the best tool for collaborating with others on collecting and describing words, whether you are in the same village or across the world or both. Here’s a guide to setting up collaboration using the free Language Depot service. Read on to walk through the steps: Set up a LanguageDepot.org account Open a new […]

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Using Collaboration Notes

Collaboration is more than just sharing changes.  It turns out that as soon as you start working with others using Send/Receive, you find you want to write notes to them.  So we added the ability to attach questions to lexical entries, and to carry on conversations about the question.  Future versions will add other kinds […]

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