Software tools for conlanging

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Many ingenious people have created software tools for conlanging. In addition to this, a number of programs not originally intended for conlanging can be put to great use when creating languages. This article aims to become a comprehensive list of useful conlanging software available on the internet.

All-purpose software

  • PolyGlot by Draque (Conlang creation software with dictionary, auto conjugation functionality, grammar guide, and recordable sound examples)

Word generators

Online

Downloadable to run offline

Sound change appliers

Vocabulary managers

Syntax tools

Corpus analyzers

  • frequencies.pl by Jim Henry -- finds frequency of words and phrases in one or more text files
  • The Frequentizer by Jan Strasser -- finds frequency of phonemes in a text corpus

Translation exercises

Free Unicode/IPA fonts

Keyboard Layout editors

Font editors

Other

This article is part of a series on Conlanging Culture.

Conlanging culture: Conlang flag * Conlang terminology * Language Creation Conference
Conlanging organizations: Language Creation Society
Conlanging forums and online communities: Conlang-L FAQ * List of communities * PFJ * Zompist Bulletin Board
Conlanging websites: Cwnc.net
Conlanging games: Conlang relay * Comentary Conlanging * Glossotechnia * #Lexember
Misc: Software tools for conlanging * My First Conlang * St Hildegard's day * *