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Free on-line version of Cysill.

Publication date: 31/07/2009

It will be exactly five years since Cysill was launched as part of the Cysgliad software package at the Newport National Eisteddfod. Dewi Bryn Jones, chief software developer at the Language Technology Unit in Canolfan Bedwyr at Bangor University, who has been responsible for developing the programme, explains " Our aim is to give a small birthday present to the nation to celebrate the success of the Cysgliad suite of programmes."

The online programme will be available free and will be suitable to check short pieces of work over the web. According to Delyth Prys, Head of theLanguage Technologies Unit at Canolfan Bedwyr: The online version is not going to take the place of the full versions of Cysill and Cysgair, which form the Cysgliad, and Cysgliad will still be on sale in the shops. But the online version will be an aid to those who do not have Cysgliad on their computers, or who want to try before they buy the full suite."

Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones said: "We are very keen to increase the numbers of Welsh speakers- and in order to do so, it's important to have the right technology available in the Welsh language so that people can live their lives in the language. It's good news that Cysill is available for free and I encourage people to visit the website in order to check their Welsh spelling and grammar."

Cysill and Cysgliad were developed by Bangor University and the on-line version has been wholly financed by the university.

The online version will be available at:

Above picture - Alun Ffred Jones AM, Heritage Ministre launches the on-line version of Cysill at the Eisteddfod with Delyth Prys and Gruffydd Prys of the University's Canolfan Bedwyr.

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