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October 16, 2016

Canada Institute of Linguistics is pleased to announce the Public Domain Release of SynPhony Community Edition (SynPhony CE).

Synphony Community Edition is public domain software that assists in literacy using intelligent searching of wordlists of any language. SynPhony CE provides a user-friendly interface to help literacy teachers find teachable words to present to learners based on the letters that students already know.

SynPhony CE screenshot A SynPhony CE screenshot B

By releasing SynPhony Community Edition into the public domain, the hope and desire of CanIL is to see literacy facilitated in communities in lesser-known languages around the world.

SynPhony Community Edition is developed in HTML and Javascript. Source and application files can be downloaded as a zip file. The files are retrievable from the open source repository on GitHub at:

  • For a brief overview of what SynPhony CE can do, refer to this link.

  • To familiarize yourself with the capabilities of SynPhony CE using sample data, refer to this link.

  • To use SynPhony CE with your own data and orthographic conventions refer to this link.

Further development at

Although CanIL is no longer developing SynPhony CE, more information about other continued development of SynPhony beyond the capabilities of SynPhony CE can be found at

DISCLAIMER: The Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) has and does permanently relinquish and waive all of its rights in the SynPhony Community Edition software and code (the “SynPhony Community Edition Code”) for the purpose of contributing to the public domain, and for the benefit of the public, such that the public can build upon, modify, incorporate in other works, reuse and redistribute the SynPhony Community Edition Code as freely as possible in any form whatsoever and for any purposes, including without limitation commercial purposes.