[libvoikko] Libreoffice-voikko with HFST support for Windows available for testing

Harri Pitkänen hatapitk at iki.fi
Thu Jan 16 20:12:05 EET 2014

On Thursday 16 January 2014 10:20:43 Sjur Moshagen wrote:
> For developers who want to test the zhfst on Windows, it might be overkill
> to build the oxt every time. Is there a directory on Windows that will
> always be searched, in which I can tell developers of other languages to
> put the zhfst file?

Not in this build. But this is a good point. In the past versions that were 
built with MSVC there was such path but I forgot about it when I started to 
use GCC.

I need to fix the build instructions and rebuild the library so that the path 
will be set again. It will be C:\voikko\3

> I looked at
> https://github.com/voikko/corevoikko/blob/master/libvoikko/README, but
> could not find anything clear regarding Windows.

The instructions about registry keys should be still valid. You only have to 
set them once. If you run regedit.exe and set

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Voikko\DictionaryPath = C:\voikko

you should be able to use zhfst spellers under C:\voikko\3

Alternatively, if you only care about testing the spellers in LibreOffice, you 
can also place the zhfst archives under the unpacked oxt extension directory. 
Just search for the .zhfst files that come with the extension and place the 
additional .zhfst files in the same place. That directory will be either under 
the installation directory of LibreOffice or under the user's application data 
directory (depending on whether the extension was installed for all users or 
just one user). You need to restart LibreOffice after adding or removing any 


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