[libvoikko] HFST support to libvoikko in Debian and Ubuntu?

Timo Jyrinki timo.jyrinki at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 15:52:15 EET 2016

2016-02-24 14:30 GMT+02:00 Sjur Moshagen <sjurnm at mac.com>:
> This is definitely the goal for the Divvun group at UiT, it has been a long-term goal for quite a while:) At the moment at least three Sámi languages are ready (from a linguistic point of view, at least) to be included in distributions like Debian and Ubuntu: North, Lule and South Sámi. We will want to add more languages later.

Thanks, it's great to hear that!

> I don’t know about the Hfst people. but Børre and I would like to join from the Divvun group, and Børre will help out. He is already on Ubuntu.

Sorry, I keep mixing all the different groups working in this area :)

> I believe we want to avoid this. We want one libvoikko package with hfst supported for all platforms for which libvoikko is available. The Giella and Apertium languages all in all is approaching 100, and all of them are potentially speller languages. Arguably, many of them need a lot of work before they can be released, but the point is that we have releasable languages, and continous work on several other languages - we want as many of these languages to be releasable as soon as possible.

It's certainly doable and as said hfst and hfst-ospell should be ok
for Ubuntu main too given going through the process.

> I understand. I hope my answer is encouraging.



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