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twext is twin text to help you to learn and teach language.. alpha demo
"twext" and "twexter" are trademarks of READ.FM

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twexter

twexter is software that twexts text.. twexter helps you do three things:

chunk

break text into word groups or "chunks"

translate

translate the chunks

format

style the chunk translation as twext

test

esto es una prueba de twext
this is     a test         of  twext
queremos saber si este texto
we want      to know if   this text
se ve como el imagen debajo
looks    like   the image     below

above might look like below:

image:TwextTestSimpleHtml.png

if not, no big deal.. but it may show text twexting predictably in fixed font monospace typeset like andale mono:

this makes it easier to input and edit twext:

space chunking

space chunk means you can define chunks with spaces, so twext translation is lots easier to edit.. we're starting to test space chunking here:

http://test.twext.com

test in any language or dialect

xcroll

xcroll still controls 2+ windows with one scrollbar.. xcroll is good for machine translation and human proofreading but space chunking is easier in single input window..

type twext

space chunking means you can just type twext:

si  tecleas  dos  o  mas  espacios
if  you type  two  or  more  spaces
twexter  puede  conocer  la segmentación
software  can  know  the chunking

simple.. just add a space where you want to chunk, and add similar spaces in translation line below.. twexter now reads such input and saves:

si  tecleas   dos  o   mas   espacios
if  you type  two  or  more  spaces
twexter   puede  conocer  la segmentación
software  can    know     the chunking

minimal styling makes it easier to see


queremos que sea  super  fácil
we want it to be  muy    easy
de twextear texto  en donde sea
to twext text      anywhere

so you can now edit twext in a single text file:

F2

image:TwextEditF2.gif

and F2 toggle to xcroll (twin inputs)

  • super chunk (vertical array, to autotranslate and proof)
  • space chunk (text/twext side to side, for real fast input)

then back to just type twext in single input..

to test cursor must be active in twext edit, which you access by clicking "left" or "west" part of twext x icon in upper left of page

direct edit

soon you will be able to edit twext more directly

image:TwextDirectEdit.png

wixi

when twexter is really easier to use, then we can wixi (make twext work with wiki software)

wixi is for kids

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