Art of Reading Comes to WeSay

Illustrations always cheer up an otherwise drab dictionary. Until now, you had to put in a lot of work to find or create illustrations, get the rights to them, and hook them into your dictionary. With the latest release of our 0.5 line (build 1917), adding illustrations is a lot… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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 third,… Read More

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… Read More

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. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

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:… Read More