The Linguist's Shoebox
Integrated data management and analysis for the field linguist
Language encodings define the characteristics of multilingual data.
In Shoebox, each language encoding defines the characteristics
- of a particular language (e.g., French)
- that is written using a particular script (e.g., Roman script)
- that is implemented on the computer by a set of fonts (e.g., Arial, Courier New, Times New Roman, etc.)
- that contain a particular character set (e.g., ANSI)
Here are some of the features that are language-dependent:
- entering data using the keyboard
- matching characters (e.g., disregarding case) when finding data
- sorting database records
Each data field marker is associated with a language encoding. From the Marker Properties dialog box, you can choose Language Properties to modify its language encoding. Shoebox expects to find all the language encoding files for a project in the settings folder. From the Project menu, choose Language Encodings.