new ACORNS release

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dan harvey

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Sep 12, 2015, 12:48:53 PM9/12/15
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We apologize if you get multiple notifications of this announcement. The new ACORNS 8.1 release is available for free download at http://cs.sou.edu/~harveyd

Click on the acorns link and then to the download page. ACORNS software supports tribal language revitalization efforts. It enables language teachers and their students to easily create and distribute indigenous language lessons to execute on any of the popular computer platforms.

The new release includes an Apple-based application, available from Apple Store, that executes ACORNS lessons on iPad, iPod, and iPhone devices. The desktop/laptop version contains minor updates to support the Apple-based apps. With a single click, lesson files created on a Desktop/Laptop then can be sent to Apple devices by e-mail, by cloud-based programs (e.g. Dropbox), or by iTunes file sharing.

This fall, we are planning a major new release of the WOLF dictionary project. WOLF is used to create indigenous dictionaries; it supports up to 100 different dialects/languages in one file. The new release will include a search feature that will run using the Android and Apple ACORNS Gallery Applications. It will also support custom sort orders for languages such as Hawaiian and a template-based mechanism for generating hard copy outputs. Finally, it will include several features currently provided by the FLEX application.

Our hope is for this software to prove useful to tribes working to restore their languages and culture. It is free for non-commercial use.
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