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SIL has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. This on-line catalog contains product descriptions, download or purchasing instructions, and technical support information, including the latest SIL software Service Bulletins.

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Font Utility




Other Windows software
Other Macintosh software


Other Experimental software

SIL FRED (Friendly Right-to-Left Editor) (Experimental)

Current version: 1.1, released October 2002

FRED simplifies typing with the SIL Ezra font (only) by allowing the user to view text right-to-left as it is typed in a small window. It can then be cut and pasted to any Windows text window. It is therfore not required to use Microsoft Word 6.0 and the Reverse macro when typing with the SIL Ezra font.

More about SIL FRED (Friendly Right-to-Left Editor)

Getting SIL FRED (Friendly Right-to-Left Editor)

Technical Support

SIL FRED (Friendly Right-to-Left Editor) support


SIL Language Freeware End User License Agreement.


FRED only works with the SIL Ezra font.