WeSay 1.5 release version

WeSay 1.5 is now considered the official “release version.” The Windows version can be downloaded here: WeSay 1.5.39 for Windows MSI | 52.82 MB | 15 Feb 2017 and there are installation instructions for Linux on the downloads page. Most of… Read More

Announcing WeSay 1.5 Release Candidate

A release candidate of WeSay 1.5 is now available. The Windows version can be downloaded here: WeSay 1.5.37-ReleaseCandidate for Windows MSI | 53 MB | 18 Dec 2014 and there are installation instructions for Linux on the downloads page. Read More

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… Read More

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: WeSay 1.4.55 for Windows MSI | 21 MB | 22 Oct 2014 Gather by SIL CAWL in Indonesian The gather words… Read More

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… Read More

Announcing WeSay 1.3

Here’s what’s new in WeSay 1.3, which Windows users can download here: WeSay 1.3.78 for Windows MSI | 21 MB | 17 May 2013 Display glosses in Gather by Semantic Domain Task If you configure this task so that users… Read More

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… Read More

A Better, Faster Find

A couple weeks ago, a potential user approached us wanting to use WeSay to keep a simple dictionary of words he had encountered while language learning. Right away, he wrote back and said he needed the entries in the dictionary view to be sorted. He also asked us to speed… Read More


One of the goals of WeSay is to support user interfaces in languages with scripts that require complex shaping. Microsoft Windows has the ability to render complex scripts using their shaping engine called Uniscribe. However, some languages, such as Burmese,… Read More

Introducing the Dashboard

Since it’s been awhile since we’ve blogged, I figured I’d give a little status report. We just finished getting the dashboard task to be functional. The dashboard displays the current task as well as a list of available tasks that the user can select. It also provides a short description… Read More