[libvoikko] libreoffice-voikko 3.2rc1

Sjur Moshagen sjurnm at mac.com
Mon Feb 14 09:49:26 EET 2011

Den 14. feb. 2011 kl. 00.14 skrev Flammie Pirinen:

>> One technical issue that complicates support for multiple languages is that
>> you cannot install simultaneously more than one version of this extension.
>> This is not a problem on Linux but on Windows or OS X this is a bit more
>> complicated:
>> - One option is to put all dictionaries in one extension. Could become quite
>> large if you want to support many languages.
>> - Another is that you provide separate extension for each language and provide
>> additional dictionary packs for the cases when someone needs to check more
>> than one language through Voikko.
>> - Or provide a simple web interface where user can choose which languages
>> should be included and the extension is created on the fly to contain just
>> those languages.
>> - Or we could just develop a better way of installing these things on these
>> platforms, one that would help Firefox users too.
> With my work macbook I have two HFST dictionaries, omorfi ans greenlandic, which seems to work, so my initial impression would be that the dictionaries can be distributed much in the same way as hunspell ones. For linux world it's easy to imagine distros with language packages and dictionaries. For other systems, any of the options above seems reasonable. One other scheme I've thought in conjunction with zhfst format is small dictionary manager which could provide one-click installation of dictionaries from the web and for example autoupdate for those?

Would it be possible to completely separate the extension and the dictionary files such that LO-voikko would use whatever dicts are installed in a number of predefined locations?


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