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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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Text Utility


Scripture text templates


Other Windows software


Other Endorsed software

SF Converter (Endorsed)

Current version: 2.3, released November 2000

The SF Converter is a utility designed to read a plain text file tagged with SIL Standard Format Markers and produce a file in Microsoft's Rich Text Format (RTF) suitable for printing with Word and many other word processors. It can be used to format and print dictionaries and other documents.

Also included in this package is a Scripture Text Template, a Microsoft Word template designed to help enter, edit, format, and print scripture translations in Word. It also provides for conversion back into a standard format text file using SF converter.

More about SF Converter

Getting SF Converter



SIL Language Freeware End User License Agreement.


Microsoft Word (versions 6, 7, 97, or 2000)