Wed Feb 1 02:02:47 UTC 2006

Hi all
We are using Shoebox databases for several languages. It does take a bit of
getting used to, and it really helps to spend time with an experienced user.
We have had workshops with Nick Thieberger and Albert Burgman, which helped
us get started.

The fact that Shoebox can interlinearize texts, using the dictionary file
that you create makes this program useful. It really helps with language
analysis, and this feature doesn¹t exist in  programs like FileMaker Pro. I
used FileMaker for one dictionary in the past, in this case the language
analysis had already been done. It was really difficult to get data out in a
nice format for the dictionary, we needed the help of a FMPro Œexpert¹.  I
would most definitely recommend Shoebox rather than FileMaker, as it¹s
output is great for a dictionary

We will have a look at Toolbox.

Best wishes
Anna Ash
Many Rivers Aboriginal Language Centre
C/- Muurrbay
14 Bellwood Road
Nambucca Heads NSW 2448
Ph. (02) 65685695 Mob: 0404456992
Fax. (02) 65694295

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