Monday, November 12, 2012

Another TshwaneDJe / Oxford University Press Dictionary Wins Award

Zulu - English DictionaryThe Oxford University Press Zulu - English / English - Zulu Bilingual Dictionary, created in partnership with TshwaneDJe (and created with TLex), has been awarded the South African Translators' Institute 2012 SATI Prize for Outstanding Translation Dictionary.

The primary editorial team for the dictionary was: Editor-in-Chief: Gilles-Maurice de Schryver; Chief compiler: Nomusa Sibiya; Linguist: Arnett Wilkes; Publishing manager: Megan Hall; Project manager and senior editor: Fred Pheiffer

This award follows on from our 2009 award for our Northern Sotho - English / English - Northern Sotho dictionary in the same series.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Version 2012 (and free upgrades) now available

Version 2012 of the following products is now available, and all 9-digit License Numbers have been updated for free to this latest version:
For a list of new features in these releases, please see the ChangeLog. There are well over 100 new features and improvements since the release of version 2010.

The procedure for obtaining the upgrade is as follows:
  1. Go to our website's 'downloads' section
  2. Select the relevant product download page for your license
  3. Click on the download link, and follow the installation and activation instructions
If you don't know your 9-digit License Number(s), you can use the "Software License Recovery" tool accessible from the 'Support' section of our website, or from the downloads page. Alternatively, you may contact us to obtain your license numbers. (The 9-digit License Number allows you to automatically activate the software when installing. ALL customers' licenses have previously been assigned these 9-digit License Numbers.)

Please note that version 2012 is still backwards-compatible with ALL previous releases of our software going all the way back to version 1, so no users have been 'left behind' - all users can update to the latest versions.

Note that, as always, we recommend making a backup of your data before upgrading.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

TLex 10th Birthday - Free Giveaways and Upgrades!

Happy Birthday
(Update 5 June 2012: Entries are now closed for the free software giveaways. The free TLex Suite 2012 upgrades will still apply.)

Monday 21 May 2012 marks 10 years since the first lines of code were laid down for the TLex Dictionary Compilation Software Suite (and thus, tlTerm, tlDatabase, tlCorpus). To celebrate this tenth "birthday", we are giving away the following free products and upgrades!

• 10x free TLex Suite (Lexicography) (full, unlimited version) apply here (TLex) »
• 10x free tlTerm Standalone (Terminology) apply here (tlTerm) »
• 10x free tlCorpus Standalone (Corpus Work) apply here (tlCorpus) »
• 10x free tlDatabase apply here (tlDatabase) »
• 10x free Swahili - English Electronic Dictionary apply here (SWAHILI) »
• 10x free Zulu - English Electronic Dictionary apply here (Zulu) »
• 10x free paperback 'Oxford Northern Sotho - English / English - Northern Sotho Dictionary (South Africans only) apply here (N. Sotho) »

(Applications close at midnight on Sunday 27 May 2012, GMT. Anyone may apply, including businesses.  See below for conditions *.)

Free Upgrade for ALL USERS to TLex Suite 2012

We also hereby pre-announce the upcoming TLex Suite 2012, and we will in the near future be giving away automatic free upgrades to version 2012 for ALL existing TLex (TshwaneLex), tlTerm, tlDatabase and tlCorpus users!

(Please feel free to continue buying from our online store - even though it currently still says 'version 2010', do not worry, you will be upgraded for free to version 2012!)

This will help clear up some of the "which version am I on?" confusion experienced by some users, and simplify the downloading and upgrading experience.

Please note that TLex Suite 2012 will be capable of loading dictionary database files from ALL older versions of TLex / TshwaneLex.

To obtain your free upgrade (NB: NOT AVAILABLE YET - this will be rolled out in the coming months), simply use the "Help/Check for updates" menu option as usual - once your license gets upgraded on our system, it should thereafter automatically redirect you to version 2012. Your existing 9-digit licenses numbers will still be applicable. (If you don't know your 9-digit license number, please use this form or contact us.)

Improvements in Version 2012

Improvements in version 2012 include performance and reliability improvements to the ODBC multi-user support, Mac ODBC support, a new 'Copy field' feature, 'Watch Folders' for auto-importing, various new command-line parameters for more advanced application control and scripting, new error checks, improvements to the Character Tool, and more. Improvements to tlCorpus include support for HTML files, Microsoft Word and PDF files (Windows-only), and various additional new commands. (See the changelog for more details.)

* Giveaway Conditions:
  • The 'Oxford Northern Sotho - English / English - Northern Sotho Bilingual Dictionary' offer is only available for South Africans (you must supply a physical address). The free copies are '1st revision'.
  • You may enter in multiple categories (e.g. for both tlTerm and TLex Suite).
  • Maximum one entry per category allowed.
  • Entries will be selected at random, but final discretion lies with TshwaneDJe. No correspondence will be entered into in this regard.
  • Software licenses given away under this promotion have no free support included.
  • You must provide all necessary contact details.

Upcoming TLex Presentation: AFRILEX 2012

The TLex Suite, and a variety of our other latest dictionary-related products (e.g. electronic/CD-ROM and Web-based dictionaries), will be featured at AFRILEX 2012 (2 - 5 July 2012).

The venue is the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Showcase: Oxford South African School Dictionary 3e: CD-ROM

We recently completed the development of the CD-ROM edition of the 'Oxford South African School Dictionary: 3rd Edition' for OUP. Features include:

• Colour illustrations and videos
• Listen to correct audio pronunciations of words, and record and play back your own pronunciation to hear the difference
• Find the meaning of a word even if you can't spell it
• Comprehensive activities (various exercises and games)
• An 'AutoFind' popup that automatically displays the entries for words while you read or write documents, emails or while you browse the Web

It was created using the TLex Electronic Dictionary Publishing software framework. The hardcopy edition was also created using the TLex Dictionary Compilation system. Contact us if you would like to see your own dictionary published this way!

Click here for more screenshots »