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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


complex scripts
font compiler
multilingual text processing
text editing
text processing


Other Windows software


Other Supported software

WorldPad (Supported)

Current version: 2.8, released December 2007

WorldPad is a basic text editor whose main distinction is the ability to display text in complex scripts using Graphite, a programmable rendering engine particularly suited to complex minority scripts. WorldPad can also be used to work with text in a simple "Roman" scripts. Some of WorldPad's text-editing features include multilingual text processing, named styles, right-to-left paragraph orientation, and mixed direction text flow handling, The installation program here includes the WorldPad program, the Graphite engine and font compiler, and a few sample Graphite fonts.

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Getting WorldPad