This is probably not the correct category, but I didn’t find a general one.
I got already some time ago an idea that I could use tools from SIL to collaboratively create a bilingual dictionary. What I mean by collaboration here is that I as a more computer literate could use FLEx to make references between the dictionary entries and publish the dictionary both as a html site and as a PDF (or whatever “printable”). The translation itself would be done using out-crowding, i.e. I have a list of words in one language and the volunteers would add translations of them.
My first idea was that the volunteers would use Language Forge. After several turns it revealed that LF is not actively developed and if you hit any issues, you’re on your own. Well I hit show-stopper level issues, simply put LF doesn’t work for me.
My second idea was that the volunteers would use WeSay. This time it turned out that the project in the Language Depot repository is in the wrong format. (I didn’t know this when I asked to create the project there.) I could ask them to create a new repository, a WeSay compatible one, but since WeSay is unsupported I have second thoughts about this all.
This brings the question what I should do. Is my idea of out-crowding the creation of a dictionary technically impossible? Or is it just so that the tools SIL provides cannot be used and I should seek elsewhere? Where in that case?
Any pointers appreciated