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?… Read More

Announcing WeSay 1.2

Here’s what’s new in WeSay 1.2, which Windows users can download here: WeSay 1.2.12 for Windows MSI | 21 MB | 07 Oct 2016 Improved FLEx Collaboration We have made various changes to smooth the process of sharing data with… Read More

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: 1. Set… Read More

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