We welcome other developers who wish to get involved in supporting and enhancing this software.

Source Code

SIL Transcriber is licensed according to the terms of the MIT License. The source code is available in the Github project sillsdev/transcribe. Further information on how to set up your development environment is included in the Github project documentation.


The best way to contribute your enhancements is to fork the Github project, then submit pull requests to the development team. It would be helpful, however, for you to first contact the team to find out whether your intended enhancement or fix is already being worked on by someone else. That would also give you an idea of whether that enhancement would be welcomed by the team.


Which changes make it into each release can vary. Here is our general roadmap for the future:

Alpha 2 (November 23, 2018)

  • Add a project
  • Task details – new layout

Alpha 3 (December 7, 2018)

  • Add many tasks
  • User details – new layout
  • Help file

Beta (December 21, 2018)

  • Bug fixes
  • Open from other location
  • Incorporate alpha testing feedback


We’re considering the following enhancements and features. Let us know if you would be interested in helping us with them:

  • Paratext online API
  • Working collaboratively on multiple computers
  • Audio to text wordlist
  • Predictive suggestions
  • Neural network audio recognition

The current issues are in our Issue Tracker.


If you would like to contact the development team, please use the Contact Form.