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… Read More

Viewing the History of Changes

Like most things in WeSay, you, the Advisor, need to turn on the collaboration features which are appropriate for your project. There are two optional tasks you can enable if you want: These show up on the dashboard under the “review” section:… Read More

WeSay Dictionary Collaboration

Since we first introduced WeSay a couple years ago, we’ve heard one request over and over: “Make it so that multiple people can collaborate on the dictionary.” We’ve now delivered on that, and you can try it out by downloading the latest 0.7 Development Release. Read More

Merging LIFT Dictionary Files

If you aren’t yet using the new collaboration features of WeSay, you may have multiple versions of your dictionary out there. Here are a few notes on ways to get them together. The simplest case is where the users have been working on completely different sets of words, with no… Read More

More Control Over “Missing Info” Tasks

WeSay has always had Tasks which would show you just the words that needed some more information in a particular field. However, the selection of which entries to show was pretty blunt: if the field had an empty slot in any of its multiple writing systems, the task would show… Read More

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