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tlReaderDownload: tlReader - Free TLex, tlTerm & tlDatabase Reader

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tlReader is a free reader application that can be used to view TLex and tlTerm dictionary and terminology database files, and tlDatabase files.

See the tlReader Information Page for more details.

Windows- Windows (64-bit and 32-bit):

download Download: tlReader_14.1.0.3155.exe

To save the installer file to your hard disk, click on the link with the right mouse button and select "Save Target As". Once you have downloaded the file, run it (e.g. by double-clicking on it) to install the software. (If you already have an older version installed, this installer will automatically first uninstall the previous, and then install itself.)

If SmartScreen pops up with a message about "protecting your PC", click "More Info", then click "Run Anyway" - this is a false alarm from Microsoft SmartScreen. Also please select "Report as Safe" if you see such an option.

- macOS 64-bit (new):

download Download: tlReader_2022_14.1.0.3162.dmg
▶ We have 3 download options, depending on your Mac. The above download is for most Mac versions, such as Catalina, as well as Sierra, Mojave etc.

If you are using Monterey or have a Mac with an Apple chip ("M1"), please use the alternative downloads below.

If you are not sure what type of Mac you have, click the Apple logo menu and select "About This Mac", and check the "Chip" or macOS version.

To install, open the DMG package, and drag the application icons onto the Applications folder.

[Dec 2021] Announcement for Mac Monterey users: M1 Mac release »
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Monterey on Apple chip »

If you are using Monterey or higher on an Apple chip (M1), you should use this alternative download. (This build is targeted for the Apple M1, so should not need Apple Rosetta, allowing you to get the most performance-wise from your M1.) Please note this early release may have some aesthetic issues we are working on.

Click the above link, then select the sub-folder with the highest version number to find the .dmg.

Monterey on Intel downloads
Monterey or Big Sur on Intel Macs »

Try this alternative download if you are using Monterey or higher (or Big Sur) on an Intel Mac and the regular download is not working.

Click the above link, then select the sub-folder with the highest version number to find the .dmg.

If you are not sure if your Mac has an Intel or an Apple chip, click the Apple logo menu, select "About This Mac" and check the "Chip".)

▶ If GateKeeper warns it is 'unable to check for malicious software', go to 'System Settings -> Security -> General' and add an exception to allow it to "open anyway" (see Apple site for more info).
If you get a message that the App is "damaged", then try either:
* Run Terminal, and enter: xattr -cr /path/to/TheApplication.app
* or, also in Terminal: sudo xattr -rd com.apple.quarantine /path/to/TheApplication.app
* and/or try rebooting or clearing your cache and re-downloading the DMG. Contact us if that still doesn't work.

- macOS 32-bit (old):

download Download: tlReader_2019_11.1.0.2625.dmg
[^ final 32-bit version] To install, open the DMG package, and drag the application icons onto your Applications folder.
Important: Please note for 32-bit macOS, our final release will be version 2019 - you can still use it on 32-bit-compatible macOS systems, but new features and updates will only be in our new 64-bit (Catalina-ready) releases.

If you already have the TLex Suite installed, you do not need to install tlReader separately.

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tlReader is available in several languages, including English, Chinese, Polish, Spanish and French: tlReader in Chinese