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Adding Comments

You can have users give feedback to individual dictionary entries. If you activate the comments, a link "Comments" will appear below an entry (in the search view). Example: Lou DictionaryTo activate the comments, go to "Settings" - "Discussion" and check "

Webonary Browse View

With Webonary it is now possible to generate all the following browse views: English - Vernacular, Vernacular - English and Browse by Categories. It is no longer necessary to upload the LexiquePro HTML files. This not only makes it much easier, but also if you reimport updated FLEx data, you no longer have to change it in two places. Finally, the Webonary browse view looks better on smartphones.

More info here.

Dictionaries on Smartphones

dictionaries on smartphones

We changed the theme so that the dictionary sites automatically adjust to the screen size of smartphones.

This is an email I received from one of our users: "In Ghana quite a number of people have these kinds of comparatively inexpensive smartphones. The mean salary of a government worker is around 300 USD. A smartphone is a big expense but affordable. So having the dictionaries accessible through mobile phones is an issue."

We may still need to tweak the design a bit. Suggestions are welcome.

Showcase: 4 Uganda Dictionaries

Martin Diprose has published 4 dictionaries for different languages spoken in Uganda. He made use of the Webonary Plugin for searching and also included the HTML output generated by LexiquePro for browsing the dictionary entries.

These are the dictionaries:


Host your dictionary at

You are welcome to publish your dictionary on SIL's online service, The server, plugin, and other features are already installed.

Added Semantic Domains to Search Results

The SIL Dictionary Infrastructure plugin now includes semantic domains in its search results. The feature was added in version 1.1.7. If you want to make use of the feature, you will need to update the plugin and reimport your data.

Excited about the Online Dictionary

One of the reviewers of one of our sites said: general it's looking really good. And it's exciting that it can be done for anyone using FieldWorks!...Thanks for all your hard work on this. I'm really impressed!