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On 2 Dec 2003 at 11:04, Payrga Laanka wrote:

> does anyone know any software that can be used to make a dictionary
> for a new conlang?
> for dictionary-maker i mean a software that includes the option of
> long and complex definitions, bilingual comments and ethimology.

I don't know the opinion of the list on newer versions of the SIL
Shoebox, but I've used it in the past with some success. There is
quite a learning curve to get it customised in a particular way, but
it seems very customisable.

Looking at http://www.sil.org/computing/shoebox/index.html it doesn't
look like the software is free any more, which is probably a huge
downside for most of us.

Anyway, in my limited experience, older versions were quite good,
although I can't speak for newer versions.



Paul