Help for publishing a dictionary online-Webonary

The first step to publishing your dictionary on Webonary is to fill out the application for a Webonary account.

Application Form Instructions

Best Practices

Lexical Data Transfer to Webonary

Editing Pages

Creating Browse Views

Adding Pictures in Lexical Data

Adding Sound Files in Lexical Data

Special Character Buttons

Setting up a Font

Multilingual Setup

More Support

Ready to Publish

When you are ready for your published Webonary dictionary to be added to the Dropdown box of Published dictionaries and to the Map on the Home page, please contact us. After your dictionary is published, it will appear as an OLAC resource on the Ethnologue page for the dictionary language. i.e.

Spread the word

If you are excited about the opportunity to publish a dictionary on Webonary, here is a Webonary brochure for you to download, print, and share with your colleagues, so they can learn about the opportunity to publish on Webonary as well.


You are welcome to publish your dictionary on It is possible to Self-Host a Webonary dictionary, however, it is not recommended because it is technically difficult.