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Language-generating software (was Re: Replies to my Introduction)

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Saturday, January 11, 2003, 4:59
Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <lloannna@...> comunu:

> Ah, yes, now that someone explained it, I get it exactly. ^_^ And I have > that, though it's all in LangMaker's cute little table, for Sarah1.
I'm appalled that anyone uses LangMaker in this day and age. It's an awful little Windows 3.1 program that suffers from bit rot. I just downloaded it last night for the first time since 1998 and boy is it buggy and ugly. I also think the interface is pretty unintuitive. It looks like a warmed-over version of Excel 95. It's free for a reason... I think language-generating software should offer: * an installer (rather than ZIPped files) * ease of use * reliability * a choice of dictionaries * morphological word formation -- change the augmentative root, for instance, and see all words derived from it updated * translation assistance -- look up a lot of words at once * flexible publishing to the Web. A survey of my own-- 1. Do you regularly use language-gen software? [ ] Yes [ ] No {place an X in the appropriate box} 2. If yes, which one? 3. What do you like about the language-gen software you've looked at? 4. What do you dislike? 5. What would you all like to see in such software? Best regards, Jeffrey


Sarah Marie Parker-Allen <lloannna@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Muke Tever <mktvr@...>
Roberto Suarez Soto <ask4it@...>
Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Dirk Elzinga <dirk_elzinga@...>
Arthaey Angosii <arthaey@...>
Josh Brandt-Young <vionau@...>