[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] Rawang Dictionary app

Randy J. LaPolla randy.lapolla at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 06:53:13 UTC 2016

Hi again everyone,
A number of people wrote to me to ask how the Rawang Dictionary app was made and how much it cost, etc. Here is David’s answer to those questions:

The dictionary app builder can be downloaded free of charge: http://software.sil.org/dictionaryappbuilder/ <http://software.sil.org/dictionaryappbuilder/>
It has detailed instructions as well.

If the data is in one of these programs: FleX, WeSay and Lexique Pro, it should be pretty easy.

What I did was, I exported my Flex data to a LIFT file and gave it to my friend, who helped me built the app, because I didn't have time, and help was available. He spent about 1-2 hrs and the app was ready! I gave him 2000 baht as a small gift and 25 US$ dollars for uploading on Google Play store.

Once installed it works offline as well.


> On 28 Nov 2016, at 7:36 PM, Randy J. LaPolla <randy.lapolla at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> Last year David Sangdong, a member of the Rawang community in Myanmar, and I finished the Rawang-English-Burmese Dictionary, then made it available on line (see http://tibeto-burman.net/rda/ <http://tibeto-burman.net/rda/>) and also printed 1000 copies for distribution in the Rawang community. Recently David collaborated with some friends in Thailand to create an Android app (available from Google Play). 
> I mention this partly to let people know of this resource (I have seen some comparative papers recently using data from older and less reliable and less complete sources on Rawang), but also to mention that this seems like a great and relatively easy way to get the resources we create into use in the community. 
> Randy
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